Java EE 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.


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What's New


Java EE 5 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.

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Training and Certification

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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.
Java EE Forums Share information, locate tried solutions, and learn best practices for Sun products and technologies.
Open-Source Java Project Sun's Java implementation and Free Software unite.
Java Enterprise Community Here's the place to exchange ideas with other developers working with Java EE technologies.


Production Support for Java EE 6: Flexible subscription-based pricing to scale as you go and levels of enterprise-class support that are unmatched by proprietary and open-source alternatives.

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).
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