The Java Platform, Standard Edition (also known as Java 2 Platform) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as today's demanding Embedded and Real-Time environments. Java VPS running Java SE includes classes that support the development of Java Web Services and provides the foundation for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
Java SE 6 is the current major release of the Java SE platform. Sun endeavors to foster the highest level of transparency and collaboration on the platform with the Java community through Project JDK 6, resulting in the following key features.
Java VPS advantages with Java SE 6:
|✔||Applications run faster on the desktop and servers|
|✔||New 'Dynamic Attach' diagnostics simplify troubleshooting|
|✔||Improved 'native' look and feel across Solaris, Linux, and Windows|
|✔||First Java platform with full support for Windows Vista|
New Java VPS features included in Java SE 6:
|✔||Improved user experience servers|
|✔||Security features and enhancements|
|✔||Integrated web services|
|✔||Scripting language support|
|✔||Enhanced management and serviceability|
|✔||Increased developer productivity|
|Scripting languages framework extends support for Ruby, Python, and other languages|
|Complete light-weight platform for web services, right out of the box|
|Simplified GUI design and expanded native platform support|
|Full JDBC4 implementation providing improved XML support for Databases|
|Java DB included with the JDK, a free to use and deploy Java Database|
|Full support by NetBeans IDE 5.5|
|Sun Developer Services available to help build more robust applications|
For more information on the features of the Java SE platform, please visit Sun's web site.