Java SE 7 Update 40 is now available for download. Java SE 7 Update 40 (7u40) features and enhancements include: advanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities that enable developers to gather detailed runtime information and perform efficient data analysis without impacting system performance; a new security policy that gives system administrators greater control over Java running on desktops; improved performance and efficiencies for Java on ARM servers and support for Mac OS X retina displays. It also includes bug fixes and enhancements.
Java Mission Control is a set of tools to monitor, manage, profile, and eliminate memory leaks in your Java applications. Java Mission Control together with Java Flight Recorder create a complete tool chain to continuously collect low level and detailed runtime information and enables after-the-fact incident analysis.
The Deployment Rule Set is a new security feature in JDK 7u40 that allows a system administrator to completely control which applets or Java Web Start applications an end user is permitted to execute and which version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is associated with them. Deployment Rule Set provides a common environment to manage employee access in a controlled and secure manner. Learn More