ONJava.com: ONJava 2004 in Review: Popular Articles: "ONJava 2004 in Review: Popular Articles
by Chris Adamson
As we race to the end of another year, it seems well worth our time to consider the developments in the Java realm in 2004. The biggest development of the year was, of course, the release of J2SE 5.0, which ushered in the most significant changes in Java programming in years. We've tried to cover 5.0 in both the big picture, with book excerpts on the major new features, and in the unique niches that developers are turning up by combining generics, attributes, and other new features."