Too big to fail?

Oracle claims it has not turned its back on Java EE

Gabriela Motroc

Oracle told The Register that plans for the future of Java EE 8 do exist and they will be presented at the JavaOne conference in September.

Oracle spokesman Mike Moeller told The Register that the tech giant has not given up on Java EE. Furthermore, plans for the future of Java EE 8 will be unveiled during the JavaOne conference in San Francisco in two months. Moeller revealed that there is a “very well defined proposal” for Java EE 8 and that Oracle has joined forces with key partners in the Java community to bring it to fruition. The broader Java community will receive all the details in September.

Where is Java EE headed to? We may finally have an answer to the question asked the Java EE Guardians, the creators of MicroProfile and the community to comment on the state of Java EE 8; although each party had its own idea of what the future of Java EE looks like, there was a common denominator, namely that Oracle still holds the reins of Java EE.

It was becoming impossible for me to simply stand by and watch what Oracle was doing to itself, the community and the industry.

Java EE Guardians founder Reza Rahman

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.

Mike Croft, Java Middleware consultant at Payara

Should Oracle “secretly” want Java EE’s death, then that’s exactly what’s going to happen.

Java Champion Lukas Eder

According to a poll launched by in mid-June, the majority of respondents believe that it would be better for Java EE if the community took over.

Should Java EE be developed independently from Oracle?

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Oracle has made it clear that Java EE 8 is still very much alive and that plans for its release will be unveiled at the JavaOne conference.

More to come.

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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