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  • Java EE Specifications Renamed Jakarta EE

    Java EE specifications have been renamed Jakarta EE, changing branding and clarifying the names of each document.

  • Eclipse and Oracle Unable to Agree on Terms for javax Package Namespace and Trademarks

    The Eclipse Foundation and Oracle were unable to agree on a path forward for enhancing Java EE's javax namespace, requiring all applications to be ported to a new namespace for Jakarta EE.

  • OpenLiberty Moves to Four-Week Releases

    OpenLiberty, the project behind IBM WebSphere, has released version 19.0.0.1 as its first move into four-week releases.

  • Microsoft Survey to Study the JavaEE to Cloud Migration: A Call to the Java Community to Participate

    The Microsoft Azure engineering team is calling on the Java community to participate in a special survey to understand the challenges of migrating Java EE applications to the cloud. The team would appreciate input from developers who either: have already migrated Java EE applications to cloud; are currently going through a migration; or are planning to start a migration.

  • Spring Boot 2.2 Reaches First Milestone Release with Performance and Memory Improvements

    The Spring Boot team recently released v2.2.0 M1, the first milestone release of Spring Boot 2.2. It includes performance and memory improvements, Kubernetes-detection, and third-party library updates. Over 140 issues were resolved with this release. Starting with this release, JMX is now disabled by default.

  • MicroProfile Community Launches MicroProfile Starter, a Web-Based Project Generator

    The MicroProfile community has recently launched a beta release of MicroProfile Starter, a website that allows you to create, configure and download a new automatically generated project. Users can specify the project's coordinates (groupId and artifactId), which version of MicroProfile they'd like to use, their MicroProfile server, and a number of other project configuration options.

  • Eclipse Releases GlassFish 5.1 Certified as Compatible with Java EE 8

    Eclipse has achieved another GlassFish milestone with the anticipated GA release of version 5.1. A year in the making, this milestone included previous GlassFish milestones such as the full migration of source code and open-sourcing the Java EE TCK (September 2018), the RC1 release of GlassFish 5.1 (October 2018), and the integration of EclipseLink and Eclipse Jersey in GlassFish (December 2018).

  • RedHat Releases JBoss 7.2 With EE 8

    RedHat has released JBoss 7.2, with full support for the EE 8 specification. This release brings another application server into the Jakarta EE, post-Oracle environment. It also provides support for modern web technologies such as Servlet 4.0 with HTTP/2 capabilities.

  • Apache Releases TomEE 7.1 with Support for Java 8 and MicroProfile 1.2

    The Apache TomEE community has released TomEE 7.1, a significant upgrade featuring support for Java SE 8 and MicroProfile 1.2. TomEE 7.1 serves as a gateway release for TomEE 8 that will be compliant with Java EE 8/JakartaEE and MicroProfile 1.3. David Blevins, founder and CEO of Tomitribe, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release.

  • A New Era for GlassFish: Source Code Migrated, and the Java EE TCK Released as Open Source

    The Eclipse Foundation recently announced two milestones in September 2018: the migration of GlassFish source code from Oracle has been completed; and the Java EE TCK is now open-sourced. Considered a major milestone for the advancement of Jakarta EE and a new era for GlassFish, “this is another step in making Jakarta EE a vehicle for innovation in cloud-native application development.”

  • Eclipse Releases Versions 1.4 and 2.0 of MicroProfile

    The Eclipse Foundation recently released versions 1.4 and 2.0 of MicroProfile featuring relevant updates to the APIs, including comprehensive Test Compatibility Kits (TCKs), Maven coordinates, Javadocs, and Git tags. These versions are fully aligned with Java EE 7 and Java EE 8. The synergies between MicroProfile and Jakarta EE have sparked some speculation that the two platforms could merge.

  • JBoss Web Server 5 with Tomcat 9 is Available

    Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS) combines the Apache web server with the Tomcat servlet engine for building, deploying, and maintaining web applications and large-scale websites. JBoss Web Server version 5 was recently released supporting Tomcat 9 and introduces several new features and enhancements.

  • The MicroProfile Community Influence on Jakarta EE

    James Roper, senior developer and co-creator of the Lagom microservices framework at Lightbend, was recently named a committer for Eclipse MicroProfile. As the first committer to represent Lightbend, Roper shared his journey and the MicroProfile community influence on Jakarta EE. InfoQ spoke to Roper about his experiences and reached out to fellow MicroProfile committers for their input.

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

    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. 

  • Cloud Native Java Has A New Home: Jakarta EE

    Mike Milinkovich, executive director at the Eclipse Foundation, introduced a new Eclipse governance model and roadmap for Jakarta EE at this year’s JAX conference. Based on a recent survey of over 1800 Java developers, the new governance model will focus on support for cloud native application development and faster release cycles. Milinkovich spoke with InfoQ on the future of Jakarta EE.

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