Java EE at a Glance

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is the standard in community-driven enterprise software. Java EE is developed using the Java Community Process, with contributions from industry experts, commercial and open source organizations, Java User Groups, and countless individuals. Each release integrates new features that align with industry needs, improves application portability, and increases developer productivity.

Today, Java EE offers a rich enterprise software platform and with over 20 compliant Java EE implementations to choose from, low risk and plenty of options.

Java EE 7

What's New

As the industry begins the rapid adoption of Java EE 7, work has begun on Java EE 8.  With a survey that received over 4,500 responses, the community has prioritized the desired features for Java EE 8. In fact, the following JSRs have already been submitted:


Get Started

  • Watch the technical sessions from the Java EE 7 Online Web Event on demand!
  • Download the Java EE 7 Whitepaper
  • Get started with the Java EE SDK, featuring GlassFish Server
        First Cup and Java EE7 Tutorial - Hands-on tutorials to help you learn Java EE 7
        Samples - Build and run samples using Maven that demonstrate Java EE 7 technologies!
        API Documentation - Java EE 7 API documentation at your fingertips
        GlassFish Server Open Source Edition - World's first Java EE 7 compatible server!
  • Use your favorite IDE to develop Java EE 7 applications. NetBeans bundles GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1.

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