JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Flight recorder event streaming, switch expressions, and NVM file mapping byte buffers are slated for the next version of standard Java due in 2020

Java Development Kit (JDK) 14 continues to take shape, with three features officially targeted and several more expected. Capabilities including switch expressions and NUMA-aware memory allocation have been proposed for possible inclusion while now-official features include JFR (JDK Flight Recorder) Event Streaming and non-volatile mapped byte butters.

JDK 14 is scheduled for a production release on March 17, 2020, following the six-month release cadence set for Java. Here are descriptions of the features officially targeted to JDK 14 thus far: