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  Asked By: Phil    Date: Aug 10    Category: Java    Views: 931

Does anyone know what version of JDK is most popular now.I need to install one and I originally had jdk 1.5.0 but now I see JDK 6 in the Sun's webpage.Any information on different versions would be usefull



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Answer #1    Answered By: Hadil Khan     Answered On: Aug 10

in many cases, jdk  5 will be enough, since currently, using generics and Type safe and totally all jdk 5 features are getting popular  but I suggest you to use jdk 6 and don't worry about compatibility of old version  styled codes

Answer #2    Answered By: Dale Jones     Answered On: Aug 10

If you don't know the difference continue on using the JDK 1.5
the biggest difference is in JDBC, web services and annotations
also some extra standards have become part of Java SE in java 6
here are two useful brief descriptions:

Answer #3    Answered By: Nicolas Costa     Answered On: Aug 10

Better you use the final release of JDK1.5 ... because you will face some compatibility issues using the JDK1.6. But JDK1.6 is 15% to 30% faster then 1.5 ....

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