The Java® SE 7 Edition of The Java Language Specification describes all the features that have been added to the Java programming language in Java SE 7. It also integrates changes made to the Java programming language under maintenance since the Third Edition in 2005.
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The majority of new features in this edition were specified by JSR 334, Small Enhancements to the Java Programming Language, led by Joe Darcy with an Expert Group of Joshua Bloch, Bruce Chapman, Alexey Kudravtsev, Mark Mahieu, Tim Peierls, and Olivier Thomann. The origins of these features lie in Project Coin, an OpenJDK project ...