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”:http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2004/08/16/why-java-sucks and “A Better Java”:http://www.zefhemel.com/archives/2004/09/03/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”:http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/index.jsp and download your copy “here”:http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp.

Enjoy or avoid, whatever you prefer.