Java SE 6 Key Features

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Java SE 6 is an older version of the Java SE platform. Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applications require

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Running applications on Java SE 6
  • 'Dynamic Attach' diagnostics simplify troubleshooting
  • Expanded Solaris DTrace support provides additional value on Solaris
  • Improved 'native' look and feel across Solaris, Linux, and Windows
  • First Java platform with full support for Windows Vista
Benefits in upgrading developer environments to Sun's Java SE 6
  • JavaScript integrated and included with the platform
  • Scripting languages framework extends support for Ruby, Python, and other languages
  • Complete light-weight platform for web services, right out of the box
  • Simplified GUI design and expanded native platform support
  • Full JDBC4 implementation providing improved XML support for Databases
  • Java DB included with the JDK, a free to use and deploy Java Database
  • Full support by NetBeans IDE 5.5

Improved User Experience
Security Features and Enhancements
Integrated Web Services
Scripting Language Support ( JSR 223)
Enhanced Management and Serviceability
Increased Developer Productivity
  • JDBC 4.0 support ( JSR 221)
  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface
An in-depth summary of Java SE 6 features and enhancements to the platform is provided in the Java SE Umbrella JSR (JSR 270) and the desktop and core feature overviews.

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