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Oracle Seeks Further Feedback on Java EE 8 Plans

by Charles Humble on  Jan 14, 2014

Oracle has launched the second part of its Java EE 8 community survey with cloud, security, logging, deployment, testability, pruning, and profiles amongst the topics.

Spring 4 Enhances Support for Java 8, Java EE 7, REST and HTML5

by Matt Raible on  Dec 27, 2013 2

Last Thursday, Pivotal released Spring 4.0, the first major release since 2009. The new release supports Java 8 with expression of callbacks using lambdas, JSR 310 Date and Time API, and parameter name discovery.

Oracle Invites Community to Weigh-In on Java EE 8

by Victor Grazi on  Dec 11, 2013

In keeping with their tradition of community collaboration on the Java platform, Oracle is asking the enterprise development community to participate in a survey to help define the requirements for the next version of Java Enterprise Edition, Java EE 8.

ActiveMQ 5.9 with Replicated LevelDB Store and Hawtio Web Console

by Jan Stenberg on  Nov 07, 2013

The recently released version 5.9 of the message broker Apache ActiveMQ adds among other features support for replication of the LevelDB Store and a new Hawtio web console together with more than 200 issues resolved.

GlassFish Commercial Edition is Dead

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 07, 2013 2

Oracle has recently announced the Java EE and GlassFish Server Roadmap update. On June 12, 2013, Java EE 7 was released, along with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4. This week, Oracle has stated that there will be no commercially supported versions of GlassFish 4. GlassFish 4 is the Java EE 7 reference implementation, and is the only Java EE 7 certified application server.

Oracle Unveils Project Avatar at JavaOne

by Dan Woods on  Sep 27, 2013

Oracle announced the open source release of Project Avatar during the JavaOne conference this past week. Avatar is a web application framework that is focused on building "modern HTML5 applications", while assuming "minor JavaScript knowledge" from application developers.

GlassFish 4.0 Technology Roundup

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 11, 2013 1

Oracle Corporation released GlassFish Open Source Edition 4.0, what they are branding as the "World's first Java EE 7 Application Server".

Java EE 7 Delivers Expression Language Enhancements

by Dan Woods on  Jul 08, 2013 1

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.

What's New in JAX-RS 2.0?

by Victor Grazi on  Jun 30, 2013 2

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.

JSF 2.2 and HTML5

by Charles Humble on  Jun 28, 2013

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 WebSocket Support

by Charles Humble on  Jun 28, 2013

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.

Java EE 7, Spring Standardize Batch

by Dan Woods on  Jun 25, 2013

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.

What's New in JMS 2.0?

by Victor Grazi on  Jun 13, 2013

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.

Q&A With Oracle Vice President of Software Development Anil Gaur on the Java EE 7 Release

by Charles Humble on  Jun 12, 2013

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 Officially Launching Java EE 7 and Glassfish 4 Today

by Charles Humble on  Jun 12, 2013 1

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.

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