Sun Microsystems, today announced the general availability of Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE(tm)) 5.0. As one of the largest-scale projects developed through the Java Community Process(sm) (JCP(sm)), J2SE 5.0 involved nearly 160 expert members designing over 100 features that drive extensive developer benefits including ease of use, overall performance and scalability, system monitoring and management, and rich client desktop development. Easier to use with record breaking performance and quality, J2SE 5.0 is being heralded as the most significant upgrade to the Java platform and programming language in nearly a decade.
"J2SE 5.0 is delivering greatly improved developer productivity and outstanding quality by relying on the deep values of the Java language," said Graham Hamilton, vice president, Sun fellow and lead architect for the J2SE 5.0 release. "Working through 15 Java Community Process expert groups, the Java community has delivered the most significant update ever to the Java platform. It sets the stage for the next wave of network systems innovation."