Oracle Previews Java 7

Michael Vizard

Oracle today previewed a long-awaited update to Java that adds some basic support for parallelization and the ability to run Java code in a more modular fashion that is more efficient.

According to Mark Reinhold, chief architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, Java 7 includes support for a new Fork/Join framework that will make it easier for Java developers to take advantage of multicore processors.

Java 7 also includes the ability to integrate better with a variety of other dynamic language environments, such as Ruby and Python, that have gained popularity with Web developers using a new InvokeDynamic Java specification request (JSR) and a new file system application programming interface that improves asynchronous I/O operations.

While Oracle declined to say exactly when a Java 7 software development kit will become available, the preview of Java 7 is intended to highlight continuing widespread support for Java in the wake of Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

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