Java 1.4 for OS X Preview in May

On Inspirational Technology, Kimbro says Apple's announced a Java 1.4 Preview will be available at WWDC in May. That's very good news.

From my PoV, the best reason to upgrade to 1.4 is the masive speed increase in the Reflection API. Why? Key-Value Coding, one of the, if tnot THE central pattern in WebObjects, is entirely Reflection-driven. That means WO apps will get a massive speed increase once deployed on Java 1.4.

That's less than 3 months away... Woohoo! (of course, it'll probably be something like November or January before a 1.4 final is released, but, at least it's happening!)

Written on March 3, 2002