JavaEE.Next(): Java EE 7, 8, and Beyond
Java EE 7 is officially ready to ship. The next version of Enterprise Java is going to be a major release full of brand new features. It is scheduled to be released over the next few weeks.
There are a huge number of new features and updates included in this major release of Java EE.
Reza Rahman, Java EE/Glassfish evangelist, from Oracle looks into the key changes the NYJavaSIG community can expect. Some of the changes discussed include retiring EJB 2 entity beans and JAX-RPC, greater alignment with CDI, WebSocket/HTML5 support (JSR 356), a standard API for JSON processing (JSR 353), the next version of JAX-RS, a long-awaited overhaul of JMS, Concurrency utilities for JEE, Java Batch processing and much, much more.
Not only that, but there are also recent details on Java EE 8 with cloud support that will be discussed.
Of course, we will have our giveaways courtesy of JRebel, Webucator, SonarGraph, JetBrains (IntelliJ) and Retrospective. Thanks to Credit Suisse for the food and refreshments!