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Here’s a nice summary from Azul Systems on what’s new in Java 14, which was just released a couple weeks ago.

azul.com/whats-new-in-jdk14-la

And here’s a good overview on the state of Project Panama, now called the Foreign Memory Access API, in Java 14. Courtesy of Ty Young.

medium.com/@youngty1997/jdk-14

I don’t immediately see why this is much better than ByteBuffers, but apparently it’s a stepping stone to better integration with C APIs. I’m all for better integration with C though. I use that all the time for GPGPU work on the JVM.

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