Java EE 6 at a Glance

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6 is the industry standard for enterprise Java computing. Utilize the new, lightweight Java EE 6 Web Profile to create next-generation web applications, and the full power of the Java EE 6 platform for enterprise applications. Developers will benefit from productivity improvements with more annotations, more POJOs, simplified packaging, and less XML configuration.

Get started with the Java EE SDK, featuring Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server and support for Java EE 6 specifications.

What's New

Java EE SDKs Refreshed

June 17, 2010

Java EE 6 SDK Updated

Now includes GlassFish Server, Open Source Edition 3.0.1, adds new languages and includes several bug fixes.

May 21, 2010

Java EE 5 SDK Refreshed

The Java EE 5 SDK bundle with Java SE (JDK) 6 has been enhanced with JDK 6 Update 20. Download the latest versions.

Java EE 5 SDKs Refreshed

January 21, 2010

Understanding the Java Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286)

In this three-part series, the articles describe new features available in the Java Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286) and extensions supported by OpenPortal Portlet Container 2.x

Training and Certification

Get Two Shots at Certification with a Java Value Package

Enjoy savings and convenience with a Java Certification Value package plus get an extra shot at passing your exam - just in case you need it.

Java EE Training and Certification

Comprehensive Java EE training and certification for enterprise developers and architects, including new Java EE 6 courses!


Introducing the Java EE 6 Platform Learn about the significant new technologies, usability improvements, and other compelling enhancements in Java EE 6.


  • GlassFish Participate in the community development of the GlassFish application server, the first to implement the Java EE 6 platform and new, lightweight Java EE 6 Web Profile.
  • GlassFish Samples Developers can use and contribute to the sample applications that demonstrate Java EE technology using the Java EE SDK built by the GlassFish Community.

The name of the Java platform for the enterprise has been simplified. Formerly, the platform was known as Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and specific versions had "dot numbers" such as J2EE 1.4. To strengthen the association with the Java platform, the short name is now Java EE, and to simplify the version number, the leading "1." is dropped. So the latest version of the Java platform for the enterprise is Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).