4
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3answers
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Storing object-graphs with class-evolution in Java with transformation (long time archiving)

Abstract A common problem is to store objects (with graph), and to load them back. This is easy as long the stored object representation matches the executing code. But as time goes by, requirements ...
14
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1answer
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Summary of differences between Java versions?

What are the major differences in between Java version in terms of software development? Where can one find a summary of the most important changes related to programming? The Release Notes such as ...
2
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2answers
354 views

Supporting and testing multiple versions of a software library in a Maven project

My company has several versions of its core software in use by our customers at any one time. My job is to write bespoke Java software for the customers based on the version of core software they ...
42
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4answers
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Why is Java version 1.X referred to as Java X?

I saw that Java 1.2 is also known as Java 2. Do "Java 1.x" and "Java x" (for example "Java 1.6" and "Java 6") refer to the same version of Java? And if yes, why the need for this duality?
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3answers
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API design and versioning using EJB

I have an API that is EJB based (i.e. there are remote interfaces defined) that most of the clients use. As the client base grows there are issues with updates to the API and forcing clients to have ...