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Java SE 6 Goes to Official Beta

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Java Standard Edition 6 (a.k.a Mustang/) is now officially a beta, downloadable from sun. Highlights include

New Security features and enhancements:

  • Native platform GSS/Kerberos integration
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication
  • New Smart Card I/O API Integrated Web Services:

  • New API for XML digital signature services for secure web services

  • New Client and Core Java Architecture for XML-Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 APIs
  • New support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0 Enhanced Management & Serviceability: 

  • Improved JMX Monitoring API

  • Runtime Support for dTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only)
  • New custom deployment facilities Increased Developer Productivity: 

  • Improved memory usage analysis and leak detection

  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface Improved User Experience: 

  • Look and feel updates to better match underlying platforms

  • Improved desktop performance and integration
  • Enhanced internationalization support Download it here