o Added Java 9 detection to org.apache.commons.lang3.SystemUtils.
o Support for shifting and swapping elements in org.apache.commons.lang3.ArrayUtils.
o New methods for generating random strings from different character classes including alphabetic, alpha-numeric and ASCII added to org.apache.commons.lang3.RandomStringUtils.
o Numerous extensions to org.apache.commons.lang3.StringUtils including null safe compare variants, more remove and replace variants, rotation and truncation.
o Added org.apache.commons.lang3.ThreadUtils - a utility class to work with instances of java.lang.Thread and java.lang.ThreadGroup.
o Added annotations @EqualsExclude, @HashCodeExclude and @ToStringEclude to mark fields which should be ignored by the reflective builders in the org.apache.commons.lang3.builder package.
o Support for various modify and retrieve value use cases added to the classes in org.apache.commons.lang3.mutable.