And before you start denigrating "syntactic sugar," remember that J2SE
1.5 ("Java 5") provides auto-boxing and auto-unboxing, which automatically converts between primitives like ints and, whenever needed, their object-wrapper equivalents (like Integer).
According to the company this is the first time Sun has made source and binary code bundles for a J2SE
release available while it is still under active development and it is reportedly available as part of a new project launched this week on java.net.
According to the publisher, the book shows readers how to take full advantage of Java's threading facilities, bringing them up to date to the changes in J2SE
Not only does CocoBase provide superior persistence services for the entire J2EE and J2SE
platforms, it saves up to 85% of the cost of database access development for a significant project cost savings.
Scott Dietzen, BEA chief technology officer, told Sun's JavaOne conference last week: "For the first time, we'd like to go on the record in favor of open sourcing J2SE
, and we've been working behind the scenes on this."
-- Reduced code complexity and simplified application deployment as a result of new metadata features in the Java2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE
) 1.5 platform.
Sun on Tuesday announced a planned consumer advertising and marketing campaign for Java, along the lines of Intel Corp's, "Intel-inside." This month also sees the release of the latest Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE
Ed Cobb, BEA's vice president of architecture and standards and also an executive committee member for Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE
) and Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), said such refinements are important to help the community hit the frequently touted target of Visual Basic and corporate developers, inexperienced in Java.
Complementing the enhancements for services on demand, the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE
) (TM) 1.3.1 software development kit (SDK) is now embedded in the Solaris 8 OE.
Caldera announced that it will ship Sun's Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE
) and Java HotSpot Virtual Machine later this year, enabling developers to leverage the growing pool of Java applications and modules available.
J2EE takes the advantage of J2SE
(Java[TM] 2 Standard Edition) platform, and extends its portability, database access with Enterprise JavaBeans[TM] components, Java[TM] Servlets API, JavaServer Pages and XML technology.