Java 7 Is Here
Oracle’s Mark Reinhold talks with Java Magazine about the most
important features in Java SE 7. BY MICHAEL MELOAN
JAVA IN ACTION
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) is the core
Java platform for general-purpose computing. The
Java SE 7 release addresses
a number of important areas, reflecting trends in the
developments in hardware
architectures, and a continuing commitment to the
success of Java technologies.
Java SE 7 (Java 7) will support
the creation of maintainable,
Java applications across a
broad range of computing
environments. Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the
Java Platform Group at Oracle, discusses key features
and advantages for developers in the Java SE 7 release.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB ADLER
ART BY I-HUA CHEN
Java Magazine: What are the most important
aspects of Java SE 7 for developers, system
architects, and the entire Java enterprise?
Reinhold: There are four tent poles in this
release: Project Coin (JSR-334, a set of small
language enhancements), the new
invokedynamic bytecode instruction (JSR-292),
New I/O Part 2 (JSR-203), and the fork/join
framework. Each of these offers new and valuable options for developers.