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Java SE 7 Finally Sees The Light Of Day

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Published on 28 July 2011 11:59 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Just landing in Europe now for the Phoronix Oslo event taking place tonight in Aker Brygge, but the news on the Internet seems to be that -- at long last -- Oracle has officially released Java SE 7.

Java 7 Standard Edition has been finally released after being in development for more than five years. Major Java SE 7 features, according to Oracle, are: Project Coin, Fork/Join Framework, a new file-system API, and InvokeDynamic.

Project Coin is "many small language changes that add up to a big boost in productivity for developers." The Fork/Join Framework is designed to make Java more parallel for multi-core processors. InvokeDynamic is a new way to make it easier to run other languages on the Java Virtual Machine.

More information on Java SE 7 can be found in this Oracle blog posting.

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