Sun Changes Java Naming Scheme

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-06-28 Print this article Print

Instead of Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.5, the platform will now be known as J2SE 5.0 to reflect the number of changes since the last version.

SAN FRANCISCO—Sun has changed the naming scheme for the Java platform, saying the new changes in the standard edition warrant the upgrade. Instead of J2SE (Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition) 1.5, which has also been code-named Tiger, the platform will now be known as J2SE 5.0 to reflect the number of changes since the last version, said Joe Keller, vice president of Java Web services at Sun.
Sun will officially launch J2SE 5.0 at JavaOne here Monday. The technology is said to greatly simplify Java development over previous versions.
Click here to read more about the latest version of J2SE. Likewise, the upcoming J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) 1.5, which will be based on J2SE 5.0, has been renamed to J2EE 5.0. Sun will offer sneak peaks of the technology at the show. Sun also will promote the new Enterprise JavaBeans specification, EJB 3.0, which greatly simplifies the development of enterprise Java applications, the company said. In addition, J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro edition) will also reflect the name change. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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