Is Java8 still free for commercial use? I haven't done any Java work in a long time. I was under the impression that lots of people were still using java8 because it was exempt from the commercial licensing of later versions. If you're paying for Java, is there any reason not to upgrade to 17?

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  • download-jdk

    FUP2 https://github.com/oracle-actions/setup-java

    As someone else has mentioned, Oracle JDK still has limitations when used in commercial applications. However, there are lots of JDKs that are free to use for anything you want to do with it. jdk.java.net is where I used to get mine from. If you want an installer adoptium.net is also great (that's the JDK provided by the Eclipse foundation).

  • adoptium

    As someone else has mentioned, Oracle JDK still has limitations when used in commercial applications. However, there are lots of JDKs that are free to use for anything you want to do with it. jdk.java.net is where I used to get mine from. If you want an installer adoptium.net is also great (that's the JDK provided by the Eclipse foundation).

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    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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