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Features Roadmap

This lesson provides more details on the treasure chest of features and functionality available in the Java platform. Use this information to get a summary of everything available, and to help you decide what to read first.

Some features described here are completely new in JDK 1.1 and 1.2, while others are enhanced for more power and functionality over what is available in JDK 1.1. The short summaries presented here give you an eagle-eye view of the Java Platform and link to trails that provide complete feature and functionality descriptions with examples. See the Tables of Features on the next page for summaries of new features according to the JDK 1.1 and JDK 1.2 releases.

More Essential Classes

Advanced GUI Building

Networking and Connectivity

Packaging Your Java Programs

Advanced Language Topics

Tables of Features

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