In December, the biggest news was Jakarta EE 9’s official release, completing the move to the jakarta namespace. This officially took place at the Eclipse Foundation Jakarta One Livestream, where our CEO Steve Millidge took part in the keynote speech (watch here) and presented as lead on the GlassFish project (video here).
In other major release news, MicroProfile 4.0 was made available towards the end of the month, with the delayed release set to bring in new features including alignment with Jakarta EE 8.
Payara has also enjoyed kick-starting healthy debate this month, with our CEO Steve Millidge proposing that Ahead of Time Compilation with GraalVM isn’t always all it’s cracked up to - and watching the comments roll in!
We are hoping to continue to make bold statements and drive forward discussion in the Java and Jakarta EE community in 2021.
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As leading contributors to the Jakarta EE project, Payara excitedly welcomes Jakarta EE 9 - now officially released!
Announced at today’s Jakarta One Livestream, the headline breaking change is the move from the package namespace javax to jakarta across the Jakarta EE 9 Platform, Web Profile specifications, and related TCKS.
Through our involvement in the Eclipse Foundation Jakarta EE Working Group, we are proud to play a major role in shaping, improving and championing Jakarta EE 9. The specifications will be key to the evolution of cloud native technologies for Java, also central to Payara's mission.
Writing microservices within Jakarta EE is technically possible, but you miss a few goodies for the distributed environment you are running in.
MicroProfile wants to optimize your Enterprise Java application by creating Java standards which link to some well known CloudNative standards like etcd for Configuration, OpenTracing and Jaeger for Distributed Tracing and Prometheus for Metrics.
In this talk, delivered by Payara's Rudy De Busscher at EclipseCon, he goes over some basic concepts of the MicroProfile specifications and show you through various demos how the integration with those tools can be done easily.