JAVA DEVELOPERS can now get their hands on the latest version of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 7 with added features and improvements to give Java "an overall improved user experience for both developers and end users".
JDK 7u40 moves forward the merger of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and JRockit into the single JDK, taking the best bits of each. In addition Oracle Java Mission Control and Oracle Java Flight Recorder have been made available as commercial features in Oracle Java SE Advanced, allowing developers to collect detailed runtime information and provide graphical reporting for profiling and resolving issues.
New in JDK 7u40 is the Deployment Rule Set, allowing administrators to control what applets and applications the end user has access to and which version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is associated.
JDK 7u40 has been certified for ARMv7 and includes "hard-float" that is designed to improve GUI responsiveness and server applications, as well as identifying and adapting for Mac OS X Retina displays - if it detects one, it will upscale the graphics automatically.
Georges Saab, Oracle VP of Java SE development said, "With JDK 7 Update 40 Oracle and the Java community are delivering features and enhancements to the Java platform that provide advanced monitoring and analysis of Java application data, which will help enterprise customers more rapidly analyze, understand and resolve issues; greater security and control over end user Java environments for system administrators; increased efficiency and responsiveness of Java applications running on ARM servers."
Oracle will show off these JDK innovations at the annual Javaone conference due to take place in San Francisco between 22-26 September, with 450 sessions for Java developers on almost every topic under the Java sun. We imagine that the coffee served there will be amazing. µ
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