torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Dec 11 13:13:45 MST 2006
On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 12:59 -0700, Bryan Sant wrote:
> Java 6 has been released. woot.
> The highlights are:
> Built-in web services. You just add an annotation to a method and it
> becomes a SOAP-based web service. Yes, this is a direct rip-off from
> Scripting/dynamic language support. The stock JDK comes with
> Sleep (perl-ish), BSF, Tcl/Java, JBasic, JScheme and many others.
> These implementations existed before, but now Java has a standard API
> for using scripting languages, so you'll see Tomcat, JBoss, and other
> servers supporting scripting in a generic way so you can choose what
> language you want to use.
Sadly, Jython seems to have stalled. Do you know if the Jython people
plan to upgrade it to python 2.5?
> The JDK has a built-in pure-java database. I'm not sure if it is ACID
> complaint, but I think it is. It is based on Apache Derby (which used
> to be IBM Cloudscape). Note, the JRE doesn't have this bloat.
> Improved Java2D and Swing performance. Java2D (and thus Swing) is now
> accelerated on your graphics card hardware. Put your GPU to work :-).
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