Java SE 7 Is Here!
By Tori Wieldt on Jul 28, 2011
Java SE 7 is officially released today! After nearly five years of collaboration within the worldwide Java community, Java Platform, Standard Edition is ready for download! It's an important step in Java’s evolution. Thanks to everyone who suggested features, reviewed specs, argued on mailing lists, talked about Java 7 at your JUG meeting, submitted bugs, wrote blogs and tweeted about #java7. The major features of Java SE 7 are:
• Project Coin- many small language changes that add up to a big boost in productivity for developers
• The Fork/Join Framework - facilitates parallelism for multi-core processors
• The New File System API (NIO.2) - provides the ability to perform many basic file system operations natively
• InvokeDynamic - makes it easier to run other languages on the JVM
To learn more about these features, you can view the technical presentations from Oracle's global event on July 7. In addition, hundreds of Java User Groups (JUGs) worldwide are celebrating the release of Java 7 by hosting member events from July through September. Find one near you!
Download Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 7
Find a JUG Java 7 Event
Access Java Training
Get Involved in OpenJDK
Access the New to Java Programming Center
Subscribe to the new Java Magazine (with articles on Java 7)