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Difference between Java 5 and Java 6

deenbandhu prasad

Joined: Feb 21, 2008
Posts: 9
What are the differences between Java 5 and Java 6 ?
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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See Sun - What's New in Java SE 6 and JavaBeat - Introduction to Java 6.0 New Features.

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mahesh kale

Joined: Apr 02, 2008
Posts: 6
Other than that you can go for these links


Hope this helps...i have more links which explains the advantage and disadvantage of these versions seperately.but i thought these will help you better so posted.
Krishna Srinivasan
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Sorin Postelnicu

Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 3
It seems that all the links in the previous replies are already dead links in 2012....
Tony Docherty

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Try this http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/overview/index-jsp-136246.html
Sorin Postelnicu

Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks for the link, but probably more useful would be this one: (What's new in Java SE 6)

Also, for an extremely short list of things which are new in Java 5 and Java 6, you can see this:
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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