Exploring Java EE 6 for the Enterprise Developer
Principal product director at Oracle gives an overview of Java EE 6 and its new features.
The Java EE 6 platform contains a wealth of APIs: some have just
been introduced (JAX-RS and Bean Validation); others have been
around for a long time with little or no change (JMS). Because one
must not forget: comparing EE6 to EE5 shows that over 50% haven’t
changed at all, while about 11% are completely new.
So, some APIs have a long history, but they have also seen leaps
in usability (EJBs). When writing an application, we often fall
back on old habits. As a result, we overlook some new, often
simpler, features that would allow us to solve the problem much
faster. Pieter Humphrey, principal product director at Oracle,
looked at the Java EE 6 programming model as a whole, dived into
the different layers of a typical Java EE Web application and
showed how to implement them using the latest Java EE features with
Pieter gave a great overview of Java EE 6 and its new features,
interacting with the JAXconf audience.