Java Versions

Java versions details:-

Java Version SE 7

Code named Dolphin and released on July 28, 2011.
New features in Java SE 7
  • Strings in switch Statement
  • Type Inference for Generic Instance Creation
  • Multiple Exception Handling
  • Support for Dynamic Languages
  • Try with Resources
  • Java nio Package
  • Binary Literals, underscore in literals
  • Diamond Syntax
  • Automatic null Handling
Java Version SE 6

Code named Mustang and released on December 11, 2006.
New features in Java SE 6
  • Scripting Language Support
  • JDBC 4.0 API
  • Java Compiler API
  • Pluggable Annotations
  • Native PKI, Java GSS, Kerberos and LDAP support.
  • Integrated Web Services.
  • Lot more enhancements.
J2SE Version 5.0

Code named Tiger and released on September 30, 2004.
New features in J2SE 5.0
  • Generics
  • Enhanced for Loop
  • Autoboxing/Unboxing
  • TypesafeEnums
  • Varargs
  • Static Import
  • Metadata (Annotations)
  • Instrumentation
J2SE Version 1.4

Code named Merlin and released on February 6, 2002 (first release under JCP).
New features in J2SE 1.4
  • XML Processing
  • Java Print Service
  • Logging API
  • Java Web Start
  • JDBC 3.0 API
  • Assertions
  • Preferences API
  • Chained Exception
  • IPv6 Support
  • Regular Expressions
  • Image I/O API
J2SE Version 1.3

Code named Kestrel and released on May 8, 2000.
New features in J2SE 1.3
  • Java Sound
  • Jar Indexing
  • A huge list of enhancements in almost all the java area.
J2SE Version 1.2

Code named Playground and released on December 8, 1998.
New features in J2SE 1.2
  • Collections framework.
  • Java String memory map for constants.
  • Just In Time (JIT) compiler.
  • Jar Signer for signing Java ARchive (JAR) files.
  • Policy Tool for granting access to system resources.
  • Java Foundation Classes (JFC) which consists of Swing 1.0, Drag and Drop, and Java 2D class libraries.
  • Java Plug-in
  • Scrollable result sets, BLOB, CLOB, batch update, user-defined types in JDBC.
  • Audio support in Applets.
JDK Version 1.1

Released on February 19, 1997
New features in JDK 1.1
  • JDBC (Java Database Connectivity)
  • Inner Classes
  • Java Beans
  • RMI (Remote Method Invocation)
  • Reflection (introspection only)
JDK Version 1.0

Code named Oak and released on January 23, 1996.

 

 



 

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