Oracle on Java, a 'well defined proposal' for the future

This blog post is part of our Essential Guide: Oracle OpenWorld 2016: News and views

Oracle is committed to Java and has a very well defined proposal for the next version of the Java EE specification.

This was the official confirmation from Oracle spokesperson Mike Moeller in his role as veep for marketing communications and global PR.

Moeller made his proclamation in a statement printed by ArsTechnica and said in full, “Oracle is committed to Java and has a very well defined proposal for the next version of the Java EE specification — Java EE 8 — that will support developers are as they seek to build new applications that are designed using microservices on large-scale distributed computing and container-based environments on the cloud. Oracle is working closely with key partners in the Java community to finalise the proposal and will share the full details with the broader Java community at JavaOne in September.”

This news comes at a tough time for people trying to ‘still believe’ in Oracle’s plans for the Java language and platform.

Sidelining the JCP?

Rumours of layoffs, a sidelining of the JCP (Java Community Process), lack of investment and a general attitude of abandonment have been circulating for months.1aDuke_8 21wcopy

The last time we focused heavily on any Java news was during the launch of Java 8 in March 2014.

Al this being said, Oracle has publicly said before now that the company is slimming down Java EE (Enterprise Edition)… but, at the same time, it  doesn’t want anyone else to work on Java or Java EE.

Java still enjoys a wide level of penetration and support… don’t forget that Apache Hadoop is a Java framework, it has played huge roles in Twitter development and Minecraft, plus it has massive potential for the Internet of Things.

Say a little Java prayer, please.

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