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What's New in Java 14

by Sander Mak

This course provides an overview of the most important features in Java 14. It covers Switch Expressions, preview language features like Pattern Matching, Text Blocks and Records, as well as API updates.

What you'll learn

Java 14 is the first release of Java in 2020. In this course, What's New in Java 14, you'll get an overview of all the important features in Java 14. First, you will learn about API changes and a small but very useful feature: Helpful NullPointerExceptions. Next, you will discover a new Java language feature called Switch Expressions. Java 14 also contains a lot of exciting preview language features, such as Pattern Matching, Text Blocks, and Records. After you've seen the highlights of these features, you will also learn about improvements made to the JVM, for example around Garbage Collection. When you're finished with this course, you will be ready to make the most of Java 14 in your own projects.

About the author

Sander is Director of Technology at Picnic —the Dutch online grocery scale-up— building Java-based systems at scale. He also is a Java Champion and author of the O'Reilly book 'Java 9 Modularity' (see As an avid conference speaker, Sander loves sharing knowledge, also through his blog at and as Pluralsight instructor.

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