Posted by joconner
on February 7, 2006 at 3:52 PM PST
The Java platform has been closing the gap between its performance and native app performance on the desktop. The Java SE 6 (Mustang) Desktop APIs help Java applications more tightly integrate with your desktop.
The Java platform has come a long way in its effort to minimize the difference between the performance and integration of native applications and Java applications. Java SE 6, code-named Mustang, continues to narrow the gap with system tray functionality and the new Desktop API . In brief, the new Desktop API allows Java applications to interact with the default applications associated with specific file types on the host platform.
Curious about this new API? The article
Using the Desktop API in Java SE 6 (Mustang) describes the API and includes a simple DesktopDemo app with source code. Take a look, give it a try, and tell me what you think.