Java 5 Released

The moment is here. The moment that everybody I know has been waiting for ages. No, it’s not world peace, it’s not the end of world hunger, it’s…

Java 5.0

Hell yeah. I just wanted to let you know. I think I’ve already given enough of my opinion about it in previous posts like “Why Java Sucks”: and “A Better Java”: (don’t let the title misguide you). To reiterate, what’s new in Java 5?

* New language updates: Metadata, Generics, Enumerated types, Autoboxing of primitive types
* New JVM Monitoring and Management API
* Improved out-of-box performance
* New (but compatible) default Java look and feel

It’s a step forward, but not the best step imaginable.

Find more information about Java 5 “here”: and download your copy “here”:

Enjoy or avoid, whatever you prefer.