Java Versions PDF Cheat Sheet
(updated to Java 23)

The features of each Java version on a single page¹
Save time and effort with this compact overview of all new Java features from Java 23 back to Java 10. In this practical and exclusive collection, you‘ll find the most important updates of each Java version summarized on one page each.
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¹ Two pages for LTS versions 11, 17, 21 and preview features
java versions pdf cheat sheet - java 23

Latest Java Version

The latest Java version is Java 22 and was released on March 19, 2024. The most important features in Java 22 are Unnamed Variables and Patterns, the Foreign Functions & Memory API, and Launch Multi-File Source Code Programs.

The upcoming Java version is Java 23 and has been in the so-called “Rampdown Phase One” since June 6, 2024, the feature set is therefore fixed. The most important new features are Markdown Documentation Comments, the ZGC Generational Mode being activated by default, and the deprecation of all memory-access methods in sun.misc.Unsafe. The release is planned for September 17, 2024.

The Java cheat sheet contains the new features of both the current Java version 22 and the upcoming version 23 as well as all features that are in preview or incubator status as of Java 23, such as Flexible Constructor Bodies, Stream Gatherers, Implicitly Declared Classes & Instance Main Methods, Structured Concurrency, Scoped Values, Module Import Declarations, Primitive Type Patterns, the Class-File API, and the Vector API.

Older Java Versions

In the Java cheat sheet, you will also find the most important changes to all older Java versions since Java 10. If you are interested in a specific Java version – below you will find an overview of all articles about older Java versions:


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