Steve Millidge for JAXenter - 'Java EE’s heavyweight label is just mythology'

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In this interview for , Steve Millidge, the Founder of Payara and speaker at JAX 2016, talks about how to use CDI annotations in your Java EE applications, when to use which annotations, and what is automagically happening under the covers.

Steve also tells us exactly how heavyweight Java EE really is, explaining the repercussions and solutions.


JAXenter: Many people don’t use Java EE because they think it’s heavyweight. Is this really the case? 


Steve Millidge: Absolutely not! The latest servers from most of the Java EE vendors have been re-architected to be very light-weight on resources including memory, cpu and disc footprint. We recently did some testing of microservices implementations and many of those come in at under 50MB of RAM to run JavaEE based microservices. Also installation and configuration has been streamlined, for example many of the microservices versions of the products require no installation. I think the heavyweight label is just mythology going back to early 2000 and propagated by people who haven’t used Java EE since then.


Read the full interview on the JAXenter website here!