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Java EE 6 Platform Draft Published 74

Posted by Soulskill
from the rather-drafty dept.
synodinos writes "The public draft of the Java EE 6 Platform specification has been published and will remain open for public review and feedback until the 23rd of Feb, 2009. Perhaps the most notable part of this delayed draft is the Web Profile, which is first profile in the history of the Java EE platform. The draft is available for download and contains both the Java EE 6 Spec and the Web Profile Spec. There is a poll running at java.net regarding what the community thinks about the new spec. Although participation is yet rather small the results tend to show that the released draft did not cause any excitement."
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Java EE 6 Platform Draft Published

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  • Re:JEE 6? (Score:5, Informative)

    by wawannem (591061) on Saturday January 31, 2009 @06:27PM (#26680275) Homepage
    The answer is "no," but for a different reason than what you may be thinking. Certain language features have been introduced recently that are used in these draft specs. For instance, for Servlet 3.0, one can configure a servlet with annotations (rather than configuring in the web.xml). Annotations weren't introduced until JDK 1.5. So, the JEE spec isn't tied to a specific JDK, but the JDK you choose at least needs to be able to support all the constructs referred to.
  • Re:JEE 6? (Score:4, Informative)

    by canistel (1103079) on Saturday January 31, 2009 @07:38PM (#26680689)
    I feel the same way about c / c++ software... if it doesn't come in the standard package for my system (i.e. in the repository) you can forget about getting it working on your system. The sheer mess of libraries and versions needed for this and that, never mind the build systems etc., make it impossible to get anything to compile and run.

    Pick your poison... I'm a java developer, and the first applications I grab (when there are more then one available for the "problem") is one built in Java.

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