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Jakarta EE Survey 2022

At OmniFaces we poll the community from time to time and again about Jakarta EE (previously Java EE) and related technologies. With the transfer of Java EE to Jakarta EE now fully completed and Jakarta EE 10 released , people are now starting to think about Jakarta EE 11 , the second Jakarta EE feature release. As such it's a good time to poll the community again. This year we're doing so in cooperation with OmniFish . In the 2022 edition, there are 4 categories of questions again: Current usage of Jakarta EE Servlet containers APIs related to Jakarta EE The future of Jakarta EE Compared to 2020, we simplified some of the questions once more; again omitting some of the less popular options to make it more manageable. We kept the questions about the future of Jakarta EE and MP together as this issue still isn't resolved. We also ask about the preferred Jakarta EE cadence. As Jakarta EE 10 is the first feature release, we haven't really established a cade

What’s new in Jakarta Security 3?

Despite the version number 3, Jakarta Security 3 is the first real update of Jakarta Security since it was introduced as Java EE Security in Java EE 8. In this article we’ll take a look at what new things have been added. We’ll first take a look at the user facing umbrella API, which is Jakarta Security itself, and then take a look at the two underlying SPIs it depends on; Jakarta Authentication and Jakarta Authorization. OpenID Connect The signature addition to Jakarta Security 3 is the new OpenID Connect authentication mechanism, contributed by Payara’s Lead Developer Rudy De Busscher and Principal Engineer Gaurav Gupta . OpenID Connect joins the existing Basic , Form and Custom Form authentication mechanisms. The plan to also gain parity to Servlet by adding Jakarta Security versions of the Client-Cert and Digest authentication mechanisms unfortunately failed, as simply nobody picked up the work for that. As Jakarta Security is now mostly a volunteer driven OSS proje

GlassFish at Eclipse - JakartaOne slides

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During the JakartaOne livestream 2021 I talked about GlassFish at Eclipse, which was a great experience with close to 900 people online. Thank you all for watching. These are the slides used during the presentation: And this is the presentation itself: Arjan Tijms

JakartaOne Livestream on 7 Dec 2021

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Happy to announce I'll be speaking at the biggest Jakarta EE event of the year, which is the JakartaOne Livestream. Register now by using the following link: jakartaone.org/2021 and be sure not to miss out!

GlassFish now runs on JDK 16!

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GlassFish , an open source Jakarta EE Platform implementation, is a code base that goes back a long time, in essence all the way back to 1996. It's also a fairly large code base. Therefor it's not suprising perhaps that in all that time, it obtained some cruft between all those lines of code, which made it challenging to run on modern versions of the JDK. The last few months or so the GlassFish team has been working on removing this cruft, and making the release compatible with newer JDK versions. The primary target was to be able to compile the code with JDK 11 and be able to run it on that as well. A stretch goal was to have it compiling with- and running on JDK 16 too. As of PR 23446 we have now reached this goal: Note that it concerns a nightly of a not-yet merged PR, and that the official certification of the soon to be released GlassFish 6.1.0 will be done against JDK 11 only (since, for now, the Jakarta EE TCK only runs on JDK 11). The internal tests touch a

The CN4J profile as the common EE and MP profile - a proposal

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The Java EE platform was moved a while ago to become the Jakarta EE platform . At about the same time, a group of Java EE vendors split off and started MicroProfile; a platform that initially only contained a number of Java EE APIs, but was later on extended with APIs that were originally planned for Java EE 8 (such as Config, Health, and JWT). With MicroProfile and Jakarta EE now both at Eclipse, and both including approximately all of the same vendors again, there has been an increasing demand for somehow joining the efforts. We asked about this in our recent survey, where most repsondends would like to see them aligned . This begs the question of how to do this exactly. MicroProfile is already using Jakarta EE APIs, and there's a strong desire to use MicroProfile Config in Jakarta EE. This would result in a circular dependency though, which is, perhaps, not ideal. One option in software engineering to break circular dependencies is to factor out the common dependencies i

Jakarta EE Survey 2020/2021 - results

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Last September we conducted our survey about Jakarta EE. In this survey we asked several questions about Jakarta EE, what people use exactly, and what they would like to see next. The survey was promoted in October, after which we got about 500 responses. The survey was left alone for the next months, until a little promotion was done in February, resulting in about 100 extra responses. In total we ended up with 684 respondents in total, which is down from the 1054 we got last time . Looking at the results we must keep in mind that surveys like this are by definition biased; the respondents are self-selected, and come from the pool of places that we (OmniFaces) reach. These are our own website , our Twitter account , the Jakarta EE news section , etc. The results may therefore be biased towards the more active OSS developer. Overview of questions Which versions of Java EE/Jakarta EE have you recently used? Which application servers have you recently used?