Java 7: Dolphin

Sun is releasing weekly early access snapshots of the complete source, binaries and documentation for JDK 7. These raw snapshot releases let you review and contribute to the Java SE platform as it is being developed.

Some possible language changes being considered for Dolphin include:

  • property support (for getFoo()/setFoo() pattern)
  • method references (a quick way to write an event notification pattern)
  • block closures (collection of statements within a statement)
  • native XML support

For more information:
Latest JDK 7 binary snapshots
Latest JDK 7 source snapshots
Latest JDK 7 Java Docs
Summary of changes in JDK 7