Java News from Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sun has posted the public review draft of JSR-268 Java Smart Card I/O API to the Java Community Process (JCP). This defines the javax.smartcard package.

Jeff Pace has released DiffJ 1.1.1, a commandline application "like the Unix program diff, but specifically for Java code. It compares Java source files so that only the code is compared, not whitespace nor comments. Output is also specific to Java code, showing, for example, methods that have been moved, parameters that have renamed, and exceptions added. For code within methods, the method name is displayed." 1.1.1 is a bug fix release.