JDK 14: The new features in Java 14

Switch expressions and NVM-supporting file mapping byte buffers are slated for the next version of standard Java due in 2020

Work begins on Java 14
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Java 13 only just shipped September 17, but work has already begun on its successor, Java 14. One official feature has already been set and another will likely be made official soon. 

Oracle on September 17 said switch expressions are expected to go final in Java Development Kit 14 (JDK 14). In addition, a JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP) for JDK 14, posted in openjdk.java.net, would upgrade Java’s mapped byte buffers to support non-volatile memory.