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Eclipse Jakarta EE arrives

1 week 1 day ago

The Eclipse Foundation has released the Jakarta EE 8 platform and web profile specifications, which constitute Eclipse’s implementation of Java Enterprise Edition 8. The group also made available a Jakarta EE application server and open source technology compatibility kits (TCK) for testing compliant implementations.

The Jakarta EE specifications can be accessed at the project website. Specifications range from Jakarta Annotations, which represent semantics for declarative programming, to Jakarta Server Pages, which define a template engine for web applications.

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Along with the specifications, Eclipse is releasing Eclipse GlassFish 5.1, an open source application server that implements the Jakarta EE Platform. Jakarta EE 8-compliant servers are expected from various Java server vendors; IBM’s Open Liberty server already has been certified as Jakarta EE 8-compatible.

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Paul Krill

What is EJB? The evolution of Enterprise JavaBeans

3 weeks 6 days ago

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) is a specification for developing large-scale, distributed business applications on the Java platform. EJB 1.0 was released in 1998. The most current release, EJB 3.2.3, has been adopted for inclusion in Jakarta EE, where it will be renamed Jakarta Enterprise Beans.

EJB architecture

The EJB architecture consists of three main components: enterprise beans (EJBs), the EJB container, and the Java application server. EJBs run inside an EJB container, and the EJB container runs inside a Java application server.

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Matthew Tyson

Eclipse enterprise Java is due in September 2019

2 months ago

Jakarta EE 8, an Eclipse Foundation implementation of enterprise Java that promises to be fully compatible with Java Enterprise Edition 8, is expected to arrive September 10, 2019. Eclipse has made the Jakarta EE platform specifications available on GitHub.

The foundation reported progress this week on Jakarta TCK (Technology Compatiblity Kit) Jobs, Jakarta Specification Project Names, and Jakarta Specification Scope Statements. The TCK 1.0 process document is expected to be completed in the near future. This document will cover aspects such as the materials a TCK must have in order to be considered suitable for providing portability, the process for challenging tests, and resolving them.

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