The latest iteration of the enterprise edition of Java has finally landed. After much anticipation, Oracle took the wraps off Java EE 7, 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 Java’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.