Earlier I wrote about Microsoft and IBM making their nomenclature more sane. Looks like Sun is getting also into the act. The current version of Java is “Java 2 Platform Standard Edition, version 5.0” (or J2SE 5.0), which has an internal version number of 1.5. That’s three version numbers for one product. Thankfully, the next version will simply be called “Java Platform, Standard Edition 6”, or Java SE 6. Similarly, J2EE and J2ME will be called Java EE and Java ME. Finally! Too bad they didn’t start with J2SE version 1.5 5.0.

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