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Alan Bateman: Is the JDK losing its edge(s)?

Alan Bateman asks Is the JDK losing its edge(s)?:

One of the goals for JDK 7 is to get us to a modular platform. Getting there will be hard as it's a very interconnected code base with many undesirable dependencies between APIs and different areas of the implementation. These dependencies have built up over many years and releases. To give an example (from a couple of builds ago but mostly applicable to JDK 6 too): Suppose you are using the Logging API (meaning java.util.logging)...

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