What to do when free Java 8 updates end

You have five paid options—from Amazon, Azul, IBM, Oracle, and Red Hat—to get support for the most used version of JDK

Time is running short for free updates for commercial users running Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, the most in-use version of Java and the foundation for many Java applications. The free JDK 8 updates will end by February 2019; a paid subscription for JDK 8 updates remains available. Oracle advises users to switch to Java 11 instead.

But other providers are stepping in to the plate to provide paid alternatives to Oracle’s own JDK 8 builds and support plans.

Amazon Corretto

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