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Java 6 Shows Up

While not really a blockbuster release, it has some useful features

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Java 6 is has been announced on Monday.  While not really a blockbuster release, it has some useful features.

First, XML processing, via JAXP and JAXB are now standard. I believe that Sun is also removing some APIs for the first time.

In addition, the inclusion of JSR 269 standardizes the annotation processing API, which is a validation of the metadata-driven application development model that BEA introduced to the world in 7.0. The toolable, declarative programming models for EJB, Web Services, and Pageflows, introduced by BEA, morphed into JSR 175 format in Java 1.5 SE, was quickly adopted by EE level JSRs like 181 and 220. Now the processing API for compilation has been standardized in Java 6.

JSR 223 will make it easier to support the wave of interest in dynamic languages that we’ve seen developing in our customer base. Crossing language boundaries will no longer be a proprietary matter, it will be a standard part of the Java platform.

What does this mean for JRockit? We have been participating in the JSE6 process and have been working integrating with Java SE6 for about a year. Henrik Stahl has been writing about this feverishly over the last year. We will have public early access bits will be available before the end of the year, and expect GA during the first half of 2007.

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.

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WLDJ News Desk 12/12/06 03:46:53 PM EST

Java 6 is has been announced on Monday. While not really a blockbuster release, it has some useful features. First, XML processing, via JAXP and JAXB are now standard. I believe that Sun is also removing some APIs for the first time. In addition, the inclusion of JSR 269 standardizes the annotation processing API, which is a validation of the metadata-driven application development model that BEA introduced to the world in 7.0. The toolable, declarative programming models for EJB, Web Services, and Pageflows, introduced by BEA, morphed into JSR 175 format in Java 1.5 SE, was quickly adopted by EE level JSRs like 181 and 220. Now the processing API for compilation has been standardized in Java 6.