In the arsenal of enhancements that come with Java EE 7 is an overhaul of the Java Expression Language API known as Expression Language 3. Specified by JSR-341, the collection of enhancements to the EL API includes support for lambda expressions, static field and method access, as well as improvements for collection processing and a standalone processor mode.
When JAX-RS 1.0 was first unveiled back in 2008 it became one of the first POJO/Annoation based frameworks for creating robust web-based applications. Now five years later Java EE 7 has been released and it includes the latest JAX-RS incarnation, version 2.0. InfoQ takes a look at the new features.
Though only a minor release, the updates in JSF 2.2, in particular the ability to pass through HTML attributes without the JSF components needing to be aware of them, are important for developers wanting to use HTML5 technologies in a JSF application.
Java EE 7 introduces a number of new APIs and changes to existing APIs that cater to web developers using HTML5. There are three areas of interest: a new API for working with JSON, a significant update to JSF for working with new attributes, and a new API for working with the WebSocket protocol, one of a variety of technologies that make up HTML5.
This month’s release of the Java EE 7 platform includes a specification for a batch processing programming model that is heavily derived from Pivotal’s Spring Batch project.
After 11 years, JMS 2.0 has been released as part of Java EE 7, with a focus on simplicity. InfoQ takes a look at some of the new features.
Oracle is officially launching Java EE 7 with a webcast later today. Ahead of the release InfoQ sat down with Anil Gaur, vice president of software development at Oracle, to find out more about this release and future plans
Oracle is officially launching Java EE 7 with a live webcast today at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 5 pm London, and a repeat performance at 9 pm PT / 12 am ET (Thursday) / 2 pm Sydney (Thursday). Along with the release Oracle has put out added a reference implementation for the specification in the form of GlassFish 4.0, and we are expecting to see an official release of Netbeans 7.3.1 in due course.
Vaadin has released version 7 of its Java-based web application framework. The Vaadin 7 platform is the framework's first major update since 2009.
A CAST report discloses that JEE enterprise software has lower quality when using Spring or Struts than using just Hibernate. Also, the quality degrades when Java is mixed with C or C++.
JSR-107 JCache API co-spec-lead Brian Oliver has announced that "unfortunately we've missed a few of the key delivery dates for JSR-107 to be included in Java EE 7" and "it's only reasonable to notify everyone that it's now highly unlikely JSR-107 will be included in Java EE 7."
Salesforce.com has open sourced Phoenix, a Java layer enabling developers to run SQL queries on Apache HBase. Update: An interview on Phoenix with James Taylor, Lead Developer at Salesforce.com, has been appended.
VMware's SpringSource team have recently announced plans for Spring 4.0, the next update to the framework, with new features including support for Java SE 8, Groovy 2, parts of Java EE 7, and WebSockets. InfoQ spoke to Spring framework co-founder Juergen Hoeller to find out more about the plans.
Oracle throws weight behind London JUG Adopt a JSR Program
SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.