The Java SE Runtime Environment 8 (Java Platform, Standard Edition) is a major feature release. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas. Java SE 8 delivers enhanced developer productivity and significant application performance increases through reduced boilerplate code, improved collections and annotations, simpler parallel programming models, and more efficient use of modern, multi-core processors.
New Features and Changes
- SSLv3 is disabled by default - Starting with JDK 8u31 release, the SSLv3 protocol (Secure Socket Layer) has been deactivated and is not available by default. If SSLv3 is absolutely required, the protocol can be reactivated by removing "SSLv3" from the
jdk.tls.disabledAlgorithmsproperty in the more...
- OS X 10.8.3 or later