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Difference between java 1.4 and java 1.5

Padma priya Gururajan
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Joined: Oct 05, 2006
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Hi,

What are the differences between java 1.4 and java 1.5?

Thanks.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Please search the Oracle site. But why are you interested in Java1.4 which has been obsolete for about 6 years?
harshvardhan ojha
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
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few changes i observed
1. enum keyword
2. generics
3. var args string ...
4. printf function
5. java.util.concurrent package
6. static imports
7. Addition of stack and queues beside other class in collection interface
8. AutoBoxing and UnBoxing

and there are many more.
Winston Gutkowski
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Joined: Mar 17, 2011
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Padma priya Gururajan wrote:What are the differences between java 1.4 and java 1.5?

Lots, as harshvardhan has shown. Java 1.5 is arguably the most significant release of Java there's ever been; and is certainly the biggest one since Java 1.2.
Generics alone was a big enough change to warrant its own tutorial.

This page contains the major items for all Java releases, and if you read it, you'll see that Java 1.4 has been obsolete since October 2008, and 1.5 since 2009.

Winston
 
 
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