Java EE 8 community survey results are here

Gabriela Motroc
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Oracle conducted a survey in September-October 2016 regarding future enhancements to Java EE in the context of the revised roadmap presented at JavaOne 2016. The results are here — let’s see the conclusions.

The results of the Java EE survey conducted in September-October 2016 are here. After reviewing the Java EE 8 proposal based on the results and additional review of implementation considerations, Oracle concluded that:

  • REST (JAX-RS 2.1) and HTTP/2 (Servlet 4.0) have been voted as the two most important technologies surveyed, and together with JSON-B represent three of the top six technologies. Much of the new API work in these technologies for Java EE 8 is already complete. There is significant value in delivering Java EE 8 with these technologies, and the related JSON-P updates, as soon as possible.
  • CDI 2.0, Bean Validation 2.0 and JSF 2.3 were not directly surveyed, but significant progress has been made on these technologies and they will be included in Java EE 8.
  • They considered accelerating Java EE standards for OAuth and OpenID Connect based on survey feedback. This could not be accomplished in the Java EE 8 timeframe, but they will continue to pursue Security 1.0 for Java EE 8.
  • At JavaOne, they had proposed to add Configuration and Health Checking to Java EE 8, and these technologies rank reasonably high in survey results. However, after additional review, they decided that the scope of this work would delay overall Java EE 8 delivery. Therefore, they concluded it is best to defer inclusion of these technologies in Java EE in order to complete Java EE 8 as soon as possible.
  • Management, JMS, and MVC ranked low in survey results, and this ranking supports their proposal to withdraw new APIs in these areas from Java EE 8. They have withdrawn the JSRs for Management 2.0 (JSR 373), and JMS 2.1 (JSR 368), and are investigating a possible transfer of MVC to another community member or organization in order to complete JSR 371 as a stand-alone component.

Here are the original and revised Java EE proposals:

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Oracle will now move forward with the revised Java EE 8 proposal. Check out the detailed survey results here.

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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