The latest iteration of the enterprise edition of Java has finally landed. After much anticipation, Oracle took the wraps off Java EE 7 yesterday, and Java engineers can now get their hands on the Java EE 7 SDK and the open source GlassFish 4 application server.
The new iteration includes improvements and tweaks in a variety of areas, including accommodation for HTML5, which Oracle has said will help Java engineers deliver HTML5-scalable applications. Reading between the lines of yesterday’s improvements, Gartner analyst Mark Driver sees Java EE 7 as “a precursor to a more ‘cloud-centric’ version of Java coming in the next version or two.”
Here are the key features that have been incorporated into Java EE 7.