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What new in JDK 7.0?

JDK 7.0 features

Here is the run done of some of new features of JDK 7.0


  • JSR 292: Support for dynamically-typed languages (InvokeDynamic)
  • Strict class-file checking
  • JSR 334: Small language enhancements (Project Coin)
  • Upgrade class-loader architecture
  • Method to close a URLClassLoader
  • Concurrency and collections updates (jsr166y)<!>
  • Unicode 6.0
  • Locale enhancement
  • Separate user locale and user-interface locale
  • JSR 203: More new I/O APIs for the Java platform (NIO.2) (turorial on File I/O)
  • NIO.2 filesystem provider for zip/jar archives
  • SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)
  • SDP (Sockets Direct Protocol)
  • Use the Windows Vista IPv6 stack
  • Support for TLS 1.2
  • Elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC)
  • JDBC 4.1
  • XRender pipeline for Java 2D
  • Create new platform APIs for 6u10 graphics features
  • Nimbus look-and-feel for Swing
  • Swing JLayer component
  • Update to the XML stack

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