Java 7 set to officially debut on July 28

posted 7 Jul 2011, 21:47 by Sanjeev Kumar   [ updated 16 Nov 2011, 21:03 ]

Oracle has published the first release candidate for JDK 7, the long-awaited next version of Java set to officially debut on July 28.

On Thursday, during a webcast from the Oracle bunker in Redwood City, California, Java chief architect Mark Reinhold said that the most significant thing about the new release is that "we're finally shipping it". Though it has been nearly five years since the release of Java 6, the new version isn't exactly a huge leap forward.