Java SE 6 Key Features

New Security Features and Enhancements

  • Native platform Security (GSS/Kerberos) integration.
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) login module that employs LDAP authentication
  • New Smart Card I/O API
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Integrated Web Services

  • 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
  • New support for Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0
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Scripting Language Support (JSR 223)

  • New framework and API for scripting languages
  • Mozilla Rhino engine for JavaScript built into the platform
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Enhanced Management and Serviceability

  • Improved JMX Monitoring API
  • Runtime Support for dTrace (Solaris 10 and future Solaris OS releases only)
  • Improved memory usage analysis and leak detection
    » Find out more


Increased Developer Productivity

  • JDBC 4.0 support (JSR 221)
  • Significant library improvements
  • Improvements to the Java Platform Debug Architecture (JPDA) & JVM Tool Interface


Improved User Experience

  • look-and-feel updates to better match underlying operating system
  • Improved desktop performance and integration
  • Enhanced internationalization support
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