Industry Spotlight: Java EE finally gets rebooted

The Java EE 8 release has been the slowest in history. Meanwhile, Java EE developers have been anxious to get their hands on it, because the world has changed dramatically in five years. Nevertheless, Java EE is an extremely successful platform, and the Java Community Process (JCP) has stewarded more than 20 compatible implementations, resulting … continue reading

Oracle turns over Java EE to Eclipse Foundation

Making good on its intention to make Java EE more open, Oracle yesterday selected the Eclipse Foundation to be stewards of the enterprise edition of the platform. According to Oracle, moving Java EE technologies to an open-source foundation will enable those working on the specification to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing, and … continue reading

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Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of … continue reading

Apache OpenWebBeans announces Meecrowave server for Java EE-based microservices

The Apache OpenWebBeans team wants to remove the complexity of users adapting to a server by enabling servers to adapt to users. The team announced the Apache Meecrowave project, version 1.0. Apache Meecrowave is a small server that is ideal for microservices and standalone services. “Apache Meecrowave is a microprofile Server based on Apache OpenWebBeans, … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Eclipse MicroProfile optimizes Java EE

Java EE developers are now experimenting with microservices and they need a coherent way to optimize their development efforts. Over the years, Java EE has supported distributed application architectures based on RMI/IIOP, Web Services and REST. The Eclipse MicroProfile project is the next step in that evolution because it optimizes enterprise Java for a microservices … continue reading

JavaOne vendors talk tools, Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne this week, the software development industry was on hand to show off its new tools and to comment on Oracle’s myriad announcements. Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison doubled-down on cloud technologies, offering more cloud services, a cloud-in-a-box on-premise system, and a road map for Java EE. On the outside, … continue reading

Java EE moves forward once again

The state of innovation in Java EE was so in question that, earlier this summer, the Java Guardians were formed to champion the platform and demand that it be pushed forward. At JavaOne today, Oracle finally detailed its plans to address the neglected enterprise Java platform. Alongside that road map came new information on the … continue reading

Java EE awaits its future

When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010, the immediate worry in the marketplace was that the company would become a bad actor around Java. Six years later, it would seem that these fears have come true—at least in part. The biggest new platform for Java, Android, remains embroiled in ugly litigation between Google and Oracle. … continue reading

JavaOne talks outline the state of the platform

The clear focus of this year’s JavaOne, going on this week in San Francisco, is the community around Java and the state of the platform. To this end, Patrick Curran, chair of the Java Community Process, described a number of initiatives ongoing within the JCP, which he hopes will open the group to more participation … continue reading

From the Editors: Java 9 could save time

If there is one thing that is certain about Java, still, it’s that the platform is rather large. It’s not large in the same way you must download multiple gigabytes to get Apple’s XCode, or in the way that Microsoft’s Visual Studio often used to require a dozen CDs to carry all the goodies. No, … continue reading

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