Java 6 is out

Google, Programming

I am still using Java 1.4 and was contemplating on move to Java 5/1.5 and lo Java 6 is out.

Ok now if you are confused with these version numbers check this page.

I am still to get in terms with the new features of Java 1.5 itself and now Java 6 seems to come with a bunch of more goodies !

Also Sun seems to be marketing their Netbeans IDE with this release

Java SE 6 is the current major release of the Java SE platform, with full support from NetBeans IDE 5.5.

I have tried to use NetBeans couple of times and I have to say that probably it will never match Eclipse !

The latest release of Eclipse i.e 3.2 already supports Java 6 features !

By the way Google joined the Eclipse foundation recently as a add-in provider 🙂

How many of you are already using Java 5 ? If you are ready to make a jump to Java 6 head over to the download page 🙂