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Which is/are "the feature(s)" in Java 7 which you could say: I MUST use it?

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Changes to Exception handling for one ...

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/java/java7exceptions-486908.html

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None. If there were any real MUST use new features, then Java6 would never have worked
 
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True. There really are no MUST. Nor do you HAVE to use any of the new features.

I see developers here still using the old looping constructs, and I spend a lot of time converting them!

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Java 7 has added additional capabilities such as in the NIO.2 features that were not available in earlier versions. If your application needs these features, then you need to use Java 7. For example, Java 7 supports the join/fork framework. While it was possible to perform a similar type operation in earlier versions, it is much easier using the new framework.
 
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