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Tip: Taking Advantage of Java Generics

Aug 13, 2007, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David DeWolf)

"Java5 has been out for several years now, but the reality is that many corporations have just recently standardized on this version of the Java programming language. A good indication that Java5 is now widely available seems to be that many open source projects have just upgraded their minimum platform requirements to Java5 within the past year.

"One of the most significant changes to the Java programming language in version 5 is the introduction of generics. Generics provide a mechanism for annotating type information for the use of the compiler..."

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