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Jakarta EE Survey 2020

At OmniFaces we poll the community from time to time about Java EE (now Jakarta EE) and related technologies. With the transfer of Java EE to Jakarta EE now almost completed, people are now starting to think about Jakarta EE 10 , the first Jakarta EE release after Java EE 8 having new featues. As such it's a good time to poll the community again. In the 2020 edition, there are 4 categories of questions again: Current usage of Java EE / Jakarta EE Servlet containers APIs related to Java EE / Jakarta EE The future of Jakarta EE Compared to 2018, we simplified some of the questions somewhat, omitting some of the less popular options to make it more manageable. We added questions about the future of Jakarta EE and MP together, the preferred Jakarta EE cadence, and generally updated the choices (such as adding Quarkus , which wasn't quite on the radar in 2018 and our own Piranha Cloud ). Jakarta EE provides the opportunity to revitalise and modernise Java EE, but i

What's new in Java EE 7's authentication support?

Java EE 7 comes with a lot of improvements in many areas. Things like JSF 2.2 , CDI 1.1, JMS 2.0 and JAX-RS 2.0 have all been massively improved. However, not all specs have seen a significant revision. A number of them like JSP 2.1 and EJB 3.1 only had a minor revision, called a maintenance release. In this post we'll take a look at the changes that were done for the standardized authentication support in Java EE: JASPIC 1.1 (JSR 196). The second maintenance release of JASPIC, called Maintenance Release B officially has seen its version bumped from 1.0 to 1.1. It's sometimes confusing, but a small maintenance release can have the same version increment as a significant revision. E.g. JSF 2.1 was a small maintenance release of its prior version 2.0, but EJB 3.1 was a significant revision of its prior version 3.0. On to the changes in JASPIC 1.1: Standardized application context identifier (AppContextID) for Servlet Profile One of the big hurdles when trying to