An I/O API influences a wide range of areas in a programming language. In Java's case, the language has had its fair share of attempts to enhance this type of API. Kas Thomas takes a look at Java 7's new I/O package (JSR-203) and what he believes this new API gets right and where it still falls short. Read Kas Thomas's post on 'Java 7 gets "New" New I/O package' http://asserttrue.blogspot.com/2008/10/java-7-gets-new-new-io-package.html