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Oracle unveils Java 17 under new licensing terms

Software giant Oracle has released the latest version of popular programming language Java 17, unveiling a host of performance, stability, and security updates.

New Java releases typically appear every six months, but Java 17 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, which will be supported for several years. The last LTS Java release was Java 11 released three years ago.

Starting with this release, however, Oracle is proposing to shorten the release cadence from three years to two by shipping the next LTS release, Java 21 in September 2023.

“One of the biggest challenges Java developers face today is that their organization only allows them to use the latest LTS release. By moving LTS releases to every two years, developers ...

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