Cloud major Oracle has announced the availability of Java 19, the latest version of its programming language and development platform.

The company said that Java 19 delivers thousands of performance, stability, and security improvements, including enhancements to the platform that will help developers improve productivity and drive business-wide innovation.

“Our ongoing collaboration with the developer community is the lifeblood of Java. As the steward of Java, Oracle is steadfastly committed to providing developers and enterprises with the latest tools to help them create innovative apps and services,” Georges Saab, senior vice president of development, Java Platform and Chair, OpenJDK Governing Board, Oracle, said in a statement.

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The company said in a statement that the latest Java Development Kit (JDK) provides updates and improvements with seven JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs).

Most of these updates are to be delivered as follow-up preview features improving on functionality introduced in earlier releases.

According to the company, the enhancements in Java 19 deliver on these requirements and illustrate how the Java ecosystem is well-positioned to meet the current and future needs of developers and enterprises.

Java was released in May 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems’ Java platform.

Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for approximately $7.4 billion in 2009.

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