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THE Java™ Programming Language, Fourth Edition by James Gosling, Ken Arnold, David Holmes

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Appendix A. Application Evolution

 

With every passing hour our solar system comes 43,000 miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.

 
 --Ransom K. Ferm

The Java platform has undergone a number of changes since it was first introduced, but none more significant than those that occurred with the 5.0 release. While in general we try to avoid issues concerning the evolution of the platform, it is impossible to ignore those issues now. For some time to come, there will be applications and libraries that still comply with the older 1.3 version of the platform (as documented in the third edition of this book), those that support the ...

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