White paper

Navigating the upgrade path

Transitioning from Java 8

Published: April 3, 2024
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Transitioning from Java 8 to newer versions like Java 17 is crucial for enterprises to stay competitive in today's technology landscape. While Java 8 offers stability, it's essential to acknowledge its limitations, including the end of public updates in 2019. Java 17 presents significant advantages, including enhanced security, improved performance, and increased developer productivity.

This whitepaper explores the imperative need to upgrade from Java 8 to Java 17, examining the benefits, potential pitfalls, and alternative options, including the transition to Java 11. It also delves into the exciting features introduced in Java 17 and showcases the improvements they bring to the development landscape.


Key Highlights:

  1. Business Benefits: Discover how upgrading to Java 17 enhances security, improves performance, and boosts developer productivity, ensuring your enterprise remains at the forefront of innovation.
  2. Technical Advancements: Explore the new language features and technical advancements introduced in Java 17, including Project Loom's fibers and improved modularization, empowering developers to write more efficient and scalable code.
  3. Considerations: Learn about potential pitfalls such as compatibility issues, build tool adjustments, and the learning curve for developers, along with strategies to mitigate these challenges.
  4. Alternative Options: Understand the benefits of transitioning to Java 11 as a pragmatic approach for enterprises hesitant to jump directly to Java 17, including long-term support and improved performance.


Download the whitepaper to learn more about the business and technical benefits of upgrading to Java 17 and how to navigate through the pitfalls of Java upgrades. Stay ahead in the development landscape by embracing the latest advancements in Java technology.

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Upgrade from Java 8 to Java 17 for enhanced security, performance, and developer productivity.

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