Oracle Releases Java 7

On July 28, Oracle officially releases Java 7, the first major update for the language in five years. At least one observer has called it “the most anticipated release ever.”

eWeek lists its top ten features in Java 7 for developers:

  1. Project Coin: Diamond Operator
  2. Project Coin: Try-With-Resources
  3. Project Coin: Strings in Switch
  4. InvokeDynamic
  5. Fork/Join Framework
  6. NIO.2 Filesystem API
  7. XRender Pipeline for Java 2D
  8. Gervill Sound Synthesizer
  9. Upgraded Class-Loader Architecture
  10. SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol)

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