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Oracle Unveils JDK 8, Update 40

Thursday Mar 5th 2015 by Developer.com Staff

JavaFX also got an update.

Oracle has released Java Development Kit 8, Update 40 (JDK 8u40), which brings several performance, scalability and administration improvements to the platform. Key improvements include the following:

  • An improved G1 garbage collector
  • Dynamic enablement of Java Flight Recorder (JFR)
  • JMC 5.5
  • A self-contained application packager
  • A new time zone date updater
  • Nashorn support
  • Improved memory tracking scalability
  • Better reaction to memory pressure
  • Improvements to the JavaFX stack

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