There’s a new version of Java and Sun describes it as the most significant update ever to the platform-neutral programming language. Hyperbole surely – wouldn’t that be the move to Java 2 (JDK 1.2) back in December 1998? Nonetheless, the Standard Edition (SE) of Sun’s Java platform has evolved to version 5.0.
‘J2SE 5.0 is delivering greatly improved developer productivity and outstanding quality by relying on the deep values of the Java language,’ said Graham Hamilton, vice president, Sun fellow and lead architect for the J2SE 5.0 release. ‘Working through 15 Java Community Process expert groups, the Java community has delivered the most significant update ever to the Java platform. It sets the stage for the next wave of network systems innovation.’
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