The release of Java SE 7 brings a number of new features and enhancements. This course introduces and describes these features and improvements. The course also describes the operating systems and browser support, and Java SE 7 support in NetBeans IDE 7.0.1. It explores Java language enhancements, such as using Strings in switch statements, improved integral literals, improved type inference, improved exception handling, the try-with-resources statement, and simplified varargs method invocation. Core technology enhancements, such as the JVM enhancements - support for dynamically typed languages, the garbage-first collector, and upgraded class-loader architecture - as well as concurrency and collections, and JDBC enhancements, are also covered.
Programmers familiar with previous versions of Java who wish to explore new features and enhancements and begin using Java SE 7