Java EE 8 has been the most community opinion driven release in the history of the platform. Java EE 8 solidly enables HTTP/2, Server-Sent Events (SSE), JSON and aligning all parts of the platform with Java SE 8. It includes a much awaited security API overhaul as well as a slew of critical updates to APIs like JSF, JPA, JAX-RS and CDI.
While the road to Java EE 8 has not been smooth, the future of Java EE looks brighter than ever. Innovative efforts like MicroProfile aim to add features like dynamic configuration, health-checks, fat-jars, dynamic discovery and circuit breakers to Java EE. Most importantly Java EE is headed to a much more open future outside the walls of Oracle in the Eclipse Foundation.
This session will explain all of these promising developments including the details of what is in Java EE 8. We will also discuss the critical role Java EE and it's APIs play in maintaining the health of the entire Java ecosystem.