Sun has released J2SE version 6 Beta 2. It’s code named Mustang. The sun web site states 10 things programmers need to know about Mustang.. Here they are:
1.Web Services : Developers are given good support for writing XML web service client applications. Mustang has new XML parser and XML to Java object-mapping APIs.
3.Database: Developers will have the JDBC 4.0 to work with! It will also co-bundle the All-Java JDBC database, Java DB.
4.Desktop APIs: Swing gets more features!
5.Monitoring and Management: Mustang has more diagnostic information and co-bundles Jhat tool.
6.Compiler Access: Now developers have access to the compiler API so that they can access javac for in-process compilation to generate dynamic java code.!
7.Pluggable Annotations : Developrs can now define their own annotations!
8.Desktop deployment : some of the features added are new looks and feel, LCD text rendering, and snappier GUI performance.
9.Security : Its one of the core feature that Java has really looked into. This time it is releasing better security features in Digital signatures, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and cryptography.
10.The -ilities: Quality, Compatibility, Stability : All the ilities followed to ensure that Java is the best programming platform!!!