Java 2 Features | New Feature in Java

This release was called “Playground”.

This was a major release in terms of a number of classes added (almost tripled the size). “J2SE” term was introduced to distinguish the code platform from J2EE and J2ME. Included features were:

  • strictfp keyword
  • Swing graphical API
  • Sun’s JVM was equipped with a JIT compiler for the first time
  • Java plug-in
  • Collections framework