Gosh, I really haven’t been tracking what’s happening inside the Java world lately. I used some Java 5 features in a project I did in Trinity last year, but I never had a glance at Java 6, and now it’s already out in a final version. Wow.
The 6 areas in which Java 6 has been improved:
Security (better integration with platform security systems, better authentication, smartcard support)
Integrated Web Services support (lots of WS APIs)
Enhanced Management and Serviceability (some new JMX stuff and memory monitoring fascilities)
5. Increased Developer Productivity (marketing talk! Better APIs! New JDBC 4!)
6. Improved User Experience (GUIs match native OS’s looks better, yay!)
I’ll have to wait until Apple ports it to the mac until I can try it out. Oh well, I can wait.