Java SE 6 update 10 released
Admittedly, at first sight this has little to do with mobile and embedded Java - but bear with me.
Java SE 6 update 10 is big news because it essentially recalibrates the Java runtime and desktop Java. It addresses a number of limitations that have burdened the Java platform over the years and it sports significant improvements that go to the heart of a great developer and consumer experience.
Among the benefits are easier installation, better deployment and upgrade mechanisms, much speedier start-up, improved browser and Applet integration, a modern look-and-feel, better overall performance, and more. Some high-level bullets items:
- Java Kernel
- Next-Generation Java Plug-In
- Java Deployment Toolkit
- Nimbus Look and Feel
- Deployment Usability
You can read up on the details in this SDN article.
Furthermore, Java SE 6 update 10 is the foundation for Java FX (in preview now - get the Preview SDK here) - and Java FX, of course, will come to the wireless and consumer space in 2009. So if you're a wireless developer and you want to start exploring Java FX then this latest Java SE update is your ticket.