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Published : Mar 29, 2022
Mar 2022
Assess ? Worth exploring with the goal of understanding how it will affect your enterprise.

We don't routinely feature new versions of languages, but we wanted to highlight the new long-term support (LTS) version of Java, version 17. While there are promising new features, such as the preview of pattern matching, it's the switch to the new LTS process that should interest many organizations. We recommend organizations assess new releases of Java as and when they become available, making sure they adopt new features and versions as appropriate. Surprisingly many organizations do not routinely adopt newer versions of languages even though regular updates help keep things small and manageable. Hopefully the new LTS process, alongside organizations moving to regular updates, will help avoid the "too expensive to update" trap that ends with production software running on an end-of-life version of Java.

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