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Java 6 was launched on December 11, 2006 with various features and developments.Java Version SE 7 was launched on July 28, 2011 and its code name was Dolphin.

Needless to say, today Java has become the most widely object oriented programming languages and it has been playing crucial role by using this from software development to web development. Jawa was first of originated by Sun Microsystems in 1995 and it is a strongly typed language that supports a range of platforms from Windows to Unix. From its inception, Java has traveled a long journey to reach as java 6, and hence it is important to know the difference between Java 6 and Java 7.

To know the basic difference between Java 6 and Java7, let us first know in brief about these.

Java Version 6: First of all it was launched on December 11, 2006 with various features and developments. It has got its code named as Mustang and it has the features like ccripting Language Support, JDBC 4.0 API etc. Apart from theses Java 6 was also equipped with Java Compiler API, pluggable Annotations, native PKI, Java GSS, Kerberos and LDAP support. The integrated web services and lot of more enhancements were also featured in the Java 6.

Java version 7: Java Version SE 7was launched on July 28, 2011 and its code name was Dolphin. Obviously it has achieved all the latest development and enhancements for the purposes which includes strings in switch Statement, type Inference for Generic Instance Creation and multiple exception handling with Support for Dynamic Languages was a part of the new version. It also had other features like try with Resources, java nio Package and Automatic null Handling.

Difference between Java 6 and Java 7: In terms of the features, Java 6 has the ability of support for older win9x and version dropped were scripting lang support. Generic API for integration with scripting languages, & built-in mozilla javascript rhino integration was also a part of the system. Also the dramatic performance improvements for the core platform, and swing were available for the same with the improved web service support through JAX-WS JDBC 4.0 support.

Meanwhile, the latest Java 7 has the enhanced features with support for dynamically-typed languages and also extensions to the JVM, the Java language, and the Java SE API to support the implementation of dynamically-typed languages at performance levels near to that of the Java language itself - Strict class-file checking: Class files of version 51 (SE 7) or later must be verified with the typechecking verifier; the VM must not fail over to the old inferencing verifier.

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Posted on: October 2, 2013

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