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Q&A with Bob McWhirter on WildFly Swarm Rename to Thorntail

by Kesha Williams Follow 1 Followers on  May 14, 2018

In early 2015, Red Hat released Wildfly Swarm, which allows Java EE based applications to run as microservices. The approach allowed developers to migrate Java EE monolith applications to microservices by creating an uber-JAR that not only contains the Java program but embeds its dependencies as well. Wildfly Swarm was recently renamed to Thorntail. 

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Jakarta EE Working Group Established

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 16, 2018

Future versions of the Java EE technology will be branded as Jakarta EE, and it’s currently under active development at the Eclipse Foundation. When Java EE was under Oracle’s stewardship, it used the JCP to make decisions and introduce new features. Since there’s no JCP for Java EE at Eclipse, a new process had to be established. That process is now called the Jakarta EE Working Group.

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Java EE Guardians Moving Forward with Jakarta EE

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 11, 2018

Shortly after Java EE was rebranded to Jakarta EE, well-known Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman recently closed the change.org petition to declare victory in the original petition filed by the Java EE Guardians almost two years ago, in which they encouraged Oracle to move forward with Java EE 8. Rahman spoke to InfoQ about the future of the Java EE Guardians and Jakarta EE.

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Java EE Becomes Jakarta EE

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

After Oracle expressed its desire that Java EE be rebranded as part of the project's transfer to Eclipse, the community has voted, and the new name for Java EE going forward will be Jakarta EE. Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, wrote in a blog post that almost 7,000 people voted in the community poll, with over 64% choosing "Jakarta EE".

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From Java EE to Jakarta EE: the Java EE Guardians Rebranding Debate with Oracle

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 18, 2018 2

Frustrated with the lack of response from Oracle, the Java EE Guardians recently submitted an open letter to Oracle expressing their concerns on the rebranding of Java EE. Despite the efforts and data collection by the Java EE Guardians, the rebranding of Java EE will move forward.

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Eclipse MicroProfile 1.3 Is Now Available

by Kesha Williams Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

Eclipse MicroProfile extends Java EE to better address microservices by providing an open-source community specification for enterprise Java microservices. Release 1.3 introduces the OpenAPI, OpenTracing, and Rest Client APIs and updates the Config and Metrics APIs.

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Vote for Java EE's New Name

by Ben Evans Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

The quest to rename Java EE has reached the final phase, with the community being asked to vote for one of two final possibilities.

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No JCP for Java EE

by Matt Raible Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Oracle does not support or recommend the use of the JCP (Java Community Process) for future Java EE enhancements. "Oracle recommends and supports the use of EE4J-driven processes for functional enhancements to Java EE 8 specifications, and does not recommend or support use the JCP process for any future Java EE 8 functional enhancements."

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Handy Improvements in JPA 2.2

by Kesha Williams Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 13, 2018

Oracle has released version 2.2 of the Java Persistence standard (JPA). This release updates Java EE 8 to use all the benefits of Java 8.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3: Enhanced Support for Java EE 8, Spring Boot, and JUnit

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 20, 2017

Just three months after their last release, JetBrains recently released version 2017.3 of their flagship product, IntelliJ IDEA, with a host of new features including enhanced support for Java, Java EE 8, Spring Boot, Kotlin, and Docker.

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The First Nine Projects Proposed for EE4J

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

As part of the process to transition Oracle Java EE 8 and GlassFish technologies to the Eclipse Foundation, the first nine projects have been proposed to ultimately be included in the Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J). Dmitry Kornilov, senior software development manager at Oracle, and Michael Milinkovich, executive director at the Eclipse Foundation, spoke to InfoQ about these new projects.

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What's New in MicroProfile 1.2

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation recently released MicroProfile version 1.2. New APIs added to this release include improved communications among microservices, response to system faults, and the JSON Web Toolkit (JWT). Emily Jiang, CDI and MicroProfile development lead at IBM, and Michael Croft, Java middleware consultant at Payara, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

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Oracle Joins Eclipse MicroProfile Project

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  Nov 27, 2017

Following its decision to move stewardship of the Java EE technologies to the open-source Eclipse Foundation, creating the EE4J project, Oracle has now joined IBM, Red Hat and others in the Eclipse MicroProfile project.

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Eclipse Foundation Prepares to Open Source Java EE as EE4J

by Michael Redlich Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 25, 2017

The Eclipse Foundation is ready to take on the challenge of open sourcing Java EE as the Eclipse Enterprise for Java (EE4J) project. Reza Rahman, senior architect at CapTech Consulting and former evangelist at Oracle, spoke to InfoQ about this new project.

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The Future of Java EE, A Q&A with David Blevins: The Eclipse Foundation, EE4J and MicroProfile

by Daniel Bryant Follow 628 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

This year’s JavaOne saw many interesting announcements, and within the enterprise domain the most important news was that the Eclipse Foundation will become the new custodians of Java EE. InfoQ recently sat down with David Blevins, a long standing member of the Java EE community, and discussed what this move will mean, and how developers can get involved with “EE4J”, the future of Java EE.

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