Overview of JDK 7

Version 7 of JDK was a huge release for Java, providing great functionality for a wide group of developers and platforms, and Oracle WebLogic Server has been certified on this version since WebLogic 11g. Even though this isn't a brand new feature, it is an important one, so let's check some of the main features of this release:

  • For those who work at the JVM level, InvokeDynamic (JSR 292) is the big name, providing extensions for dynamically-typed languages (such as Ruby, Perl, and Groovy) to perform at almost the same level as a pure Java program.
  • The new class loader architecture introduces safe multithreaded class loading, among other related improvements.
  • Concurrency and collections updates (JSR 166) create new classes that support ...

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