Java 6 EOL extended to Feb 2013

Oracle has extended the Java 6 end-of-life to Feb 2013. That’s not far away. After that there won’t be any further updates to Java 6. So I suggest we all start moving over to Java 7. Java 7 is now on update 6 and therefore I would say that it’s had enough time to mature as a major release now. A lack of updates for Java 6 is a fairly compelling release to move over as it is inevitable that Java 6 users will encounter JDK bugs in production and if they do then they will no longer have the luxury of receiving fixes through minor updates. And I’m sure I don’t to remind you of all the other reasons to move over. 🙂

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