After discovering some code changes and refactoring in the first part, we will try in this part to discover some major features added to JRE7.
Let’s detect all packages and types added to JRE7:
SELECT PACKAGES WHERE WasAdded
JRE6 was released in 2006 and five years after a major JRE version was released, during last few years java looked stagnant, and many java developers begin to worry, and this concern was amplified when Oracle purchased Sun.
We will try to discover if there’s a big refactoring or maybe many features was added, that can explain this duration between these two releases. In this first part we will focus on design and implementation changes, and the second part will be focused on added features and breaking changes.