Java 6 Update – A Essential Download

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Java SE 6 is the current major release of the Java SE platform, with full support from NetBeans IDE. Sun endeavors to foster the highest level of transparency and collaboration on the platform with the Java community through Project JDK 6, resulting in the following key features. Sun’s Java Multi-Platform Support, Training, and Certification can provide you the peace of mind to develop and deploy Java solutions with confidence.

Advantages to running applications on Java SE 6 :

  • Applications run faster on the desktop and servers
  • New ‘Dynamic Attach’ diagnostics simplify troubleshooting
  • Expanded Solaris DTrace support provides additional value on Solaris
  • Improved ‘native’ look and feel across Solaris, Linux, and Windows
  • First Java platform with full support for Windows Vista

Benefits in upgrading developer environments to Sun’s Java SE 6

  • JavaScript integrated and included with the platform
  • Scripting languages framework extends support for Ruby, Python, and other languages
  • Complete light-weight platform for web services, right out of the box
  • Simplified GUI design and expanded native platform support
  • Full JDBC4 implementation providing improved XML support for Databases
  • Java DB included with the JDK, a free to use and deploy Java Database
  • Full support by NetBeans IDE 5.5
  • Sun Developer Services available to help build more robust applications

Improved User Experience

  • Look-and-feel updates to better match underlying operating system
  • Improved desktop performance and integration
  • Enhanced internationalization support
  • Improved performance
  • Upwards binary compatibility

Security Features and Enhancements :

  • Native platform Security (GSS/Kerberos) integration.
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication
  • New Smart Card I/O API
  • Native security services technical article

Integrated Web Services

  • New API for XML digital signature services for secure web services
  • New Client and Core Java Architecture for XML-Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 APIs
  • New support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0
  • XML home page

Scripting Language Support (JSR 223) :

  • New framework and API for scripting languages
  • Mozilla Rhino engine for JavaScript built into the platform
  • Scripting for the Java Platform technical article

Enhanced Management and Serviceability

  • Improved JMX Monitoring API
  • Runtime Support for dTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only)
  • Improved memory usage analysis and leak detection
  • Monitoring and Management technical article

Increased Developer Productivity :

  • JDBC 4.0 support (JSR 221)
  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface



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