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Difference Between Jdk1.3 & 1.4?

Suresh Yadav Ramamurthy

Joined: Dec 01, 2004
Posts: 10
Dear Friends

Can any one tell the difference between JDK1.3 and JDK1.4?
Suresh Yadav R

Thanks in Advance<br />Suresh Yadav R
Ajith Kallambella

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You will find the answer here

Hope that helps!

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Ajith Kallambella

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I am sliding this thread over to "Java in General(Beginner)" forum.
Henry Wong

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The number one reason, that I have seen, where developers need an upgrade to JDK 1.4, is the usage of the NIO library. This is the library that allows the reading and writing to a large number of sockets/files/etc., asynchronously.


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Layne Lund
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There are also other areas of the API that are different. Some of the siginificant differences that I have encountered include regular expressions and String.split(). I'm sure there are others as well. You should follow the link Ajith gave above for the exact details.

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Jeroen Wenting
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plus assertions, performance, security, etc. etc.

In fact, there's no reason to stick with 1.3 at all unless there's no 1.4 runtime for your deployment platform.
Even worse for 1.3, there's now 1.5 (5.0?) and no reason to stick even to 1.4 unless there's no 1.5 runtime for your deployment platform.

Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
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