Java Version History

Like in movies, going through some flash back through the history can help us understand the present better.

  • JDK Beta – 1995

  • JDK 1.0 – January 1996

  • JDK 1.1 – February 1997

  • J2SE 1.2 – December 1998

  • J2SE 1.3 – May 2000

  • J2SE 1.4 – February 2002

  • J2SE 5.0 – September 2004

  • Java SE 6 – December 2006

  • Java SE 7 – July 2011

  • Java SE 8 – March 2014

  • Java SE 9 – September 2017

  • Java SE 10 – March 2018

  • Java SE 11 (LTS) – September 2018

  • Java SE 12 – March 2019

  • Java SE 13 – September 2019

  • Java SE 14 – March 2020

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