#AboutLastWeek: JAX Magazine, MicroProfile, Java EE revelations
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 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.
— David Blevins (@dblevins) June 27, 2016
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.
Download it here or get it in the JAX Magazine app
— Caterina Rindi (@CaterinaRindi) June 28, 2016
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.
Does this guy have to have an opinion on EVERYTHING!?https://t.co/OaeyVciymK
— Lukas Eder (@lukaseder) June 30, 2016
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.
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.