Java EE – Ready Now, Preparing for the Future

by Mike Keith 

Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:45

Java EE defines a set of standard programming models and technologies that can be used separately or together to assist with the difficult task of writing complex enterprise Java applications. Most enterprise Java developers use at least some of the technologies, whether it be servlets, JTA, or JPA, but they may not be aware of some of the latest changes that improve the development experience. We will start by summarizing the current state of the platform and point out some of the features that were added in Java EE 6. We will go on to discuss the approach that Java EE 7 is taking with respect to multi-tenancy and resources to accommodate the Cloud, and what the future of Java EE is as both public and private Cloud environments become more prevalent.