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Java 7 has been released!

07.29.2011
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Five years after Java 6, Oracle has just released Java 7 ! This is the first release of Java since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems. This new version of Java introduces a lot of new features, but some of the languages new features will be introduced in Java 8 as stated by the “Plan B”.

In this version, there some great new language features, as stated by the JSR 334 :

We will also see the new NIO.2 API (specified by the JSR 203).

A new bytecode instruction has been added to the virtual machine, InvokeDynamic.

You can download Java SE 7 on the Oracle website.

I think it was time now for Java to have a new version with some refreshing, and it’s IMO a good new version that we have now. I just hope that the next version,  Java 8, will be here in less than five years to give us the closures.

 

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Mark Haniford replied on Fri, 2011/07/29 - 1:42am

And a tree fell in Siberia. What a joke.

Joerg Wassmer replied on Fri, 2011/07/29 - 3:57am

Java is my favorite programming language, but... Don't know whether to lough or to cry when I read about "binary integral literals" as a "great" new feature again and again. There were even whole articles talking just about that. That's like ad for washing powder.

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