Oracle Plans To Launch Java 8 In Early 2017

Seems like 2017 is going to be a very “Happy” year for the developers. You will soon experience the new version of Java. This new version, Java EE 8, is expected to be released in the early months of this year.
It has been more than two decades since its launch but Java has always been the most preferred language for development, especially because of its “Write Once, Run Anywhere” (WORA) philosophy that can be seen in its platform independence, security, robustness, and object-oriented features.
Oracle formally announced the launch of Java EE 8 in 2014 at JavaOne event, with a road map and expected development blueprints along with a tentative release date, that was JavaOne 2016. But, the company indicated the delay in release via a blog in mid 2015, stating,
“Although we all like to do (and hear) big things at JavaOne, the various latencies involved in launching expert groups as well as the other demands on the time of our spec leads has resulted in the date being pushed out a bit. We are strongly committed to transparency in our work on the Java EE Platform. We are therefore publicly announcing that we are now changing our target time frame for the completion of this work to the first half of 2017. We will be updating the target dates for the JSRs under the Java EE umbrella to reflect this change.”
Well, here comes 2017 and it's time to start waiting to experience a pretty amazing development platform. Let’s hope that with the launch of the new version, Java will solidify its presence in the development world, despite strong rivals and a lot of rapid technological changes.