Java 11: A New Dawn - Releases, Oracle JDK vs OpenJDK, and LTS

Oracle's announcements of the six-month release cadence and new licensing caused quite a ruckus - now that things calmed down, lets discuss where we're headed

Java 11 is a game changer! Not so much for technical reasons (unless you come from Java 8), but because of the new release cadence (six months), licensing (Oracle JDK vs OpenJDK), and long-term support (not free by Oracle). I discuss all of these in detail to make sure you know what to expect.

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