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Oracle Corporation

June 12, 2013 08:00 ET

Oracle Announces Availability of Java Platform Enterprise Edition 7

Allows Customers to Deliver Support for HTML 5, Further Increase Developer Productivity and Meet the Most Demanding Enterprise Requirements

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle and the Java Community Process (JCP) members today announced the availability of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) and the Java EE 7 Software Development Kit (SDK).
  • Please join the Java EE 7 launch webcast today, June 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. PDT/12:00 p.m. EDT here.
  • The standard in community-driven enterprise software, Java EE 7 is the result of industry-wide development involving open review, ongoing builds and extensive collaboration between hundreds of engineers from more than 30 companies within the Java Community Process (JCP) and the GlassFish Community.
  • Java EE 7 features a scalable infrastructure that facilitates building HTML5 applications by reducing response times through low-latency, bi-directional 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.
  • To help further increase developer productivity, Java EE 7 provides a simplified application architecture with a cohesive, integrated platform; reduces boiler-plate code using dependency injection and default resources; broadens the use of annotations to increase efficiency; and enhances application portability with standard RESTful Web Services client support.
  • Java EE 7 delivers new features that meet the most demanding enterprise requirements, such as breaking down batch jobs into manageable chunks for uninterrupted OLTP performance; defining multithreaded concurrent tasks easily for improved scalability; improving Managed Beans alignment (including transactional interceptors) and delivering transactional applications with choice and flexibility.
  • Updates to Java Message Service (JMS) 2.0 are designed to improve usability through annotations and Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) Beans support; and significantly reduce the code required to send and receive messages.
  • A complete list of all the new features and capabilities of Java EE 7 is available here.
  • The Java EE 7 SDK offers a hands-on approach to learning the latest Java EE technologies. It includes tutorials, sample code and API documentation.
  • 19 Java user groups around the world have taken part in the "Adopt a JSR" program, providing valuable feedback and code samples to validate Java Specification Request (JSR) APIs.
  • Developers interested in getting started immediately with the Java EE 7 release can leverage the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.3.1, which supports Java EE 7 features, including HTML 5 and Eclipse Kepler (4.3), which has early builds supporting Java EE 7 available today.
  • Java EE 7 New Features training is also available from Oracle to help developers accelerate the transition to Java EE 7 and implement the latest platform enhancements.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Java EE continues to be hugely popular, with continuing strong developer adoption and we're very excited about Java EE 7. This is a great release with strong technology updates that meets the demands of today's enterprises," said Cameron Purdy, vice president of Development, Oracle. "Oracle has a strong vested interest in the success of Java and we are firmly committed to working with the community to deliver a consistent, high-performance, high-quality Java EE implementation."
  • "Eclipse Kepler will ship with Java EE 7 support, thanks to the hard work of the Eclipse Web Tools Project (WTP) team. Early builds are available today, with a final build expected by the end of June, making this the quickest we have ever supported a new Java EE platform release," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.

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Java Facts and Figures

  • Over 50 million downloads of Java EE components including open source and commercial offerings
  • 18 Java EE 6 compliant application server implementations are currently available.
  • 9 million developers worldwide
  • More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology

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