Java SE 6 Beta also Available August 14, 2006,
Volume 102, Issue 3
A 10-minute Net Talk is available online covering features and functionality of JavaTM 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SETM) 6.0 (now the JavaTM SE 6, code name Mustang). In the
talk, Bill Curci discusses enhancements in diagnostics and monitoring, XML and web services, database support, native look and feel and more.
The beta of Java SE 6 is available also. The final release is expected in the fall of 2006. Highlights of the new version are:
New Security features and enhancements such as native platform GSS/Kerberos integration, JavaTM Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication and new smart card I/O API.
Integrated Web Services such as a new API for XML digital signature services for secure web services, new client and core Java Architecture for XML-Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 APIs and new support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0.
Enhanced Management and Serviceability, including improved JMX monitoring API, runtime support for DTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only) and new custom deployment facilities.
There are also features to increase developer productivity and improve the user experience.