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Java Collection Framework - Whats new in Java 5 (and 6).

With Java 5, Collection framework got some new additions. Apart from Language defining Generics, Auto Boxing, and the all hailed new for loop (These are detailed here, here and here) - This version of java introduced the not-so-discussed new interfaces. Check them, They may save a day at work next time :)

On an birds view, These are going to be useful - in my vision - for those multi threaded applications and frameworks. The new interfaces are - Queue, BlockingQueue, ConcurrentMap (note ConcurrentMap is in java.util.concurrent). I will not go into details of these as it can be read here

And look ahead.. There are some more changes coming in 6, with more emphasis on blocking, support for concurrent package, and navigability . Where is it going? research tomorrow.


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