twofish writes "Sun has announced the availability of Java
Standard Edition 6 final release. JSE6 now has dynamic language support.
project's home page documents many other available scripting languages,
including awk, Jelly, Pnuts, Python, Ruby, and Scheme. In addition a lot of
work has been done on the libraries and run-time compiler. The JIT has been
improved, with better runtime analysis of program characteristics, giving notable
performance improvements. Other improvements include better desktop support, improvements
in Swing look and feel, Windows Vista support, and better diagnostic support
(For example, profilers and debuggers can now attach to a running JVM without
specifically using a debugging-capable configuration. For example, if a problem
is found at run-time for a production server, a debugger can attach to it without
restarting the server).
Sun is also offering sixty days of free developer support for JSE 6 through
their Developer Services program."
Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy
based on excellence of performance. -- James Bryant Conant