Oracle Delivers Java EE 7 With HTML5 Support
Oracle announced the release of Java EE 7, with support for HTML5 development, enhanced developer productivity and new enterprise features.Oracle and the Java Community Process (JCP) announced the availability of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) and the Java EE 7 Software Development Kit (SDK). Java EE 7 features a scalable infrastructure that facilitates building HTML5 applications by reducing response times through low-latency, bidirectional communication with WebSockets; simplifying data parsing and exchange using industry-standard JSON processing and supporting many more concurrent users through asynchronous RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS 2.0. Oracle officials said Java EE 7 is the result of industrywide development involving open review, ongoing builds and extensive collaboration between hundreds of engineers from more than 30 companies within the JCP and the GlassFish Community. "This is the first release of the framework since Oracle took over the leadership of Java, but in many respects one of the most expansive in scope," said Al Hilwa, an analyst at IDC. "Java EE7 brings this widely used enterprise framework to the modern age of HTML5 and also brings significant improvement in developer productivity that will have windfalls in code quality. In this age of the polyglot programmer, Java EE will allow Java to remain one of the most widely deployed technologies for server applications on the planet."
Moreover, to help further increase developer productivity, Java EE 7 provides a simplified application architecture with a cohesive, integrated platform and reduces boilerplate code using dependency injection and default resources. In addition, Java EE 7 broadens the use of annotations to increase efficiency and enhances application portability with standard RESTful Web Services client support, Oracle said.