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.
Java EE 8 continues to improve API and programming models needed for today's applications and adds features requested by our world-wide community. This release modernizes support for many industry standards and continues simplification of enterprise ready APIs. Enhancements include:
Java EE 8 builds on Java EE 7. The following JSRs are new or updated in Java EE 8:
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Oracle contributes to numerous open-source projects that involve a wide variety of technologies. Each open source project has its own vibrant community.
In addition, GlassFish utilizes technologies provided by related projects as shown in the project table below.
|GlassFIsh Server Open Source Edition
|Java EE Reference Implementation built in open source
|Project Open MQ
|High quality, enterprise ready messaging; open source and a community of developers and users.
|Jersey is the open source, production quality, JAX-RS (JSR 370) Reference Implementation for building RESTful Web services.
|Project Grizzly help developers to build scalable and robust servers using NIO as well as offering extended framework components
|JavaServer Faces (Project Mojarra)
|Java Server Faces (JSF) Reference Implementation
|Metro is a high-performance, extensible, easy-to-use web service stack.
Learn more about the technologies that comprise the Java EE 8 platform using the specifications, and then apply them with the Java EE 8 SDK.
Java EE 8 Technologies
Java EE Platform
|Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8)
Web Application Technologies
|Java API for WebSocket 1.1
|Java API for JSON Binding 1.0
|Java API for JSON Processing 1.1
|Java Servlet 4.0
|JavaServer Faces 2.3
|Expression Language 3.0
|JavaServer Pages 2.3
|Standard Tag Library for JavaServer Pages (JSTL) 1.2
Enterprise Application Technologies
|Batch Applications for the Java Platform 1.0
|Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0
|Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0
|Dependency Injection for Java 1.0
|Bean Validation 2.0
|Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2
|Java EE Connector Architecture 1.7
|Java Persistence 2.2
|Common Annotations for the Java Platform 1.3
|Java Message Service API 2.0
|Java Transaction API (JTA) 1.2
Web Services Technologies
|Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) 2.1
|Implementing Enterprise Web Services 1.3
|Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform 2.1
|Java API for XML-Based RPC (JAX-RPC) 1.1 (Optional)
|Java API for XML Registries (JAXR) 1.0 (Optional)
Management and Security Technologies
|Java EE Security API 1.0
|Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers 1.1
|Java Authorization Contract for Containers 1.5
|Java EE Application Deployment 1.2 (Optional)
|J2EE Management 1.1
|Debugging Support for Other Languages 1.0
Java EE-related Specs in Java SE
|Java Management Extensions (JMX) 2.0
|SOAP with Attachments API for Java (SAAJ) Specification 1.3
|Streaming API for XML (StAX) 1.0
|Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.6
|Java Database Connectivity 4.0
|Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.2
|Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.2
|JavaBeans Activation Framework (JAF) 1.1
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