Java 8 v/s Java 11
Java 11 was publicly available on 25 September 2018 in the market. It is an open-source reference implementation of Java SE platform version 11. Java 11 was released after four years of releasing Java 8.
Java 11 comes with new features to provide more functionality. Below are the features which are added in the four and a half years in between these two versions.
The Modularity feature is not available in Java 8. It is one of the biggest changes that have been added in Java 9. By using modularity, we can split our programs or applications into different modules. Modularity allows us to test our application easily and also managing access to what parts of our code are public-facing. We can compile our code without compiling the file by simply placed it into the module having no name. It behaves in the same way as the Java 8 compile code.
It is a very simple combination of -target and -source that allows us -bootclasspath for compiling at the older version. The -release 8 is an example that we need to compile at a Java 8 level.
It is one of the features which is added in Java 11. Multi-jar provides a way to still the code with the latest features of Java 11 while maintaining support and functionality for Java 8 clients.
In Java 10, the var keyword was introduced, which improved in Java 11. The var keyword is a developer-friendly keyword that helps us to reduce the boilerplate coding. The type of infection prevents repeating the same text over and over again by affecting only local variables.
Version String Schema
It is another change between Java 8 and Java 11 which defines how the version strings should be formatted. A new schema introduces for the versions. The schema looks something like as:
Let's understand the difference between both versions of Java on the basis of deprecations. These are the following deprecations which are done in between Java 8 and Java 11.
Difference between Java 8 and Java 11
These are the following differences between Java 8 and Java 11: