Beginning Java™ SE 6 Platform

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Introducing Java SE 6

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Java SE 6, the sixth generation of Java Standard Edition since version 1.0, officially arrived on December 11, 2006. This release offers many features that will benefit Java developers for years to come. This chapter introduces you to Java SE 6 and some of its features via the following topics:
  • Name change for this Java edition

  • Themes of Java SE 6

  • Overview of Java SE 6

  • Sampling of Java SE 6 new features

  • Java SE 6, update 1 and update 2