Preface

Since the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation in early 2010, it has been an exciting time for the Java language. As evidenced by the activities of the Java Community Process program, the Java language continues to evolve. The publication of this fifth edition of The Java® Tutorial reflects release 7 of the Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) and references the Application Programming Interface (API) of that release.

This edition introduces new features added to the platform since the publication of the fourth edition (under release 6), such as a section on NIO.2, the new file I/O API, and information on migrating legacy code to the new API. The deployment coverage has been expanded with new chapters on “Doing More ...

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