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#AboutLastWeek: JAX Magazine, MicroProfile, Java EE revelations

Gabriela Motroc
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Each Monday we take a step back and analyze what has happened in the previous week. Last week MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java, made its grand debut, a new JAX Magazine issue was launched and we started a Java EE debate.

MicroProfile aims to bring microservices to Java EE

Red Hat joined forces with Payara, IBM, Tomitribe and the London Java Community to createMicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. According to Red Hat’s Senior Director of Product Management, IBM, Payara, Tomitribe, Red Hat and the London Java Community believe that Enterprise Java is a solid foundation on which to build the next generation of applications and the MicroProfile can make it easier and provide portability between vendor’s implementations.

We asked Payara’s Mike Croft to comment on the new initiative. Here is a sneak peek at the interview:

JAXenter: Considering the actual state of Java EE, do you think we need an initiative to protect its legacy? 

Mike Croft: Work on Java EE has slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. The JCP involves more than just Oracle, though they are the biggest players at the moment. The Java EE Guardians’ focus is on getting some action from Oracle; their opinion is that this is crucial to the success of Java EE. I agree that movement from Oracle is important for the future of Java EE, whether that is Oracle working on the JSRs they lead or in relinquishing them to the community. It is important to remember that Java EE isn’t only Oracle, however, and there are a huge number of people and corporations of varying size which have a vested interest in its future. The Guardians group is just one effort of many and all efforts are needed in this, just as in any community-led project.

JAX Magazine is out

Bitcoin and/or Blockchain, Docker, Spark, microservices and more – these are the topics IT professionals are going to use tirelessly this summer. It’s time we talked about soft skills, security and even mobile and embraced the elephants in the room: Bitcoin and Blockchain.

This issue includes plenty of interviews with high- profile people such as Bitcoin consultant Caterina Rindi, Spark creator Matei Zaharia, the Hyperledger Project’s new executive director, Aviran Mordo, head of engineering at Wix and Viktor Farcic, senior consultant at CloudBees. But that’s not all!
Download it here or get it in the JAX Magazine app

Where is Java EE headed to?

Where does the future of Java EE lie? After Oracle reduced its activities concerning Java EE 8, community members created a group called „Java EE Guardians“. Then came MicroProfile, an open forum which aims to bring microservices to Enterprise Java. What’s next? We asked Java Champion Lukas Eder, Java Rock Star Adam Bien and Payara’s Mike Croft to comment on the current state of Java EE and its future.

Here’s a collection of quotes:

[MicroProfile’s strategy is to] catch up with Spring whose Spring Boot totally dominates the microservices hype.

Lukas Eder

Java EE isn’t only Oracle, however, and there are a huge number of people and corporations of varying size which have a vested interest in its future.

Mike Croft

Java EE Guardians is just another group of passionate Java EE fan girls and fan boys. I’m sure they appreciate it. At least they retweeted everything what was microprofile.io-related.

Adam Bien

 

Author
Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc is editor of JAXenter.com and JAX Magazine. Before working at S&S Media she studied International Communication Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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