Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

JDK 8u5 and JDK 7u55 Documentation Updates

The Java Development Kit 8 Update 5 (JDK 8u5) and JDK 7u55 releases are available and can be downloaded from the Java SE Downloads page. For information about these releases, see the JDK 8u5 Release Notes and the JDK 7u55 Release Notes.

JDK 8u5 and 7u55 enhancements include the following:

  • The frequency of some security dialogs has been reduced on systems that run the same Rich Internet Application (RIA) multiple times.
  • If a stand-alone asterisk (*) is specified as the value for the Caller-Allowable-Codebase attribute, then calls from JavaScript code to RIA will show a security warning, and users have the choice to allow the call or block the call. For more information, see JAR File Manifest Attributes for Security (or the JDK 7 version of this section).

Java EE 7 Tutorial Updated!

The latest update to the Java EE 7 Tutorial is now public. Update 7.0.4 includes many bug fixes, both in the examples and in the documentation. Although most of these fixes were small, taken together they significantly improve the quality of the tutorial.

Kin-man Chung conducted a thorough review and provided several corrections and good suggestions that we incorporated to greatly improve Chapter 9, Expression Language.

Additional instructions for using the user and administrative interfaces in Duke's Tutoring case study were added.

We went through all of the examples and cleaned up the code to minimize warnings that you could see when you ran the examples or used the IDE's code editor to examine the files that made up the examples.

We verified that all of the examples work properly with the latest versions of JDK 7, JDK 8, and NetBeans IDE 8.0.

We incorporated the copy edits that came back from our publisher, so what you see online will match what you see in the two-volume printed set that will be available from your favorite booksellers next month.

Follow the instructions in Section 2.1, Required Software to obtain and install the update.

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