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some cool features of JSE 1.4

Roaming the net while I was waiting for a performance/memory test of the the spaces database to complete, I found this old article from O'Reilly Network: Top Ten Cool New Features of Java 2SE 1.4. The features they list are:

  • Parsing XML
  • Transforming XML
  • Preferences
  • Logging
  • Secure Sockets and HTTPS
  • LinkedHashMap
  • FileChannel
  • Non-Blocking I/O
  • Regular Expressions
  • Assertions
You might argue whether some of then belong in the "top ten" or not, but they are all extremely useful and important additions since JSE 1.3. How important? Looking over the list I realized that basically all of them are in use one way or another in spaces, and not just because they are new--it's because they are necessary. Or at least, once you've done something using them, you'll never want to go back to the old workarounds again.

Posted by diego on March 14 2003 at 3:22 AM

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