Java Standard Edition 7 contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas

Aug 02, 2011 NEWS FLASH

Java Standard Edition 7 (1.7.0) has been released on July 28, 2011.

The Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 Development Kit (JDK 7) is a feature release of the Java platform. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas.

This release includes small language changes for developer productivity, a new Filesystem API, support for asynchronous I/O, a new fork/join framework for multicore performance, improved support for dynamic and script languages, updates to security, internationalization and web standards.

This release includes small language changes for developer productivity, a new Filesystem API, support for asynchronous I/O, a new fork/join framework for multicore performance, improved support for dynamic and script languages, updates to security, internationalization and web standards.


JSR 334 Project Coin — Language changes to help increase developer productivity and simplify common programming tasks by reducing the amount of code needed, clarifying syntax, and making code easier to read.
JSR 292 InvokeDynamic — Improved support for dynamic languages (including Ruby, Python, and JavaScript), resulting in substantial performance increases on the JVM.
JSR 166 Fork/ Join Framework — A new multicore-ready API that enables developers to more easily decompose problems into tasks that can then be executed in parallel across arbitrary numbers of processor cores.
JSR 203 NIO.2 — A comprehensive I/O interface for working with file systems that can access a wider array of file attributes and offer more information when errors occur.
• New networking and security features.
• Expanded support for internationalization, including Unicode 6.0 support.
• Updated versions of numerous libraries

Java Facts

• 97 percent of enterprise desktops run Java
• One billion Java downloads per year
• Nine million Java developers worldwide
• The #1 programming language as per TIOBE Programming Community Index
• More than three billion devices powered by Java technology

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