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Starting your Java EE micro-service journey with Oracle Helidon SE by Chaitanya Munukutla

Juergen Kress
PaaS & Middleware Partner Adoption


Yeah, I’ve said it. You can write lean (not as lean as Go, but still!) microservices in Java EE.

If you’re still scrolling down, let me tell you something — Java is an awesome language. It has had a rough patches giving new developers a warm welcome, unlike Python or JavaScript; it’s awesome nevertheless.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you might have heard one or more of the below buzzwords.

1. Reactive Computing

2. Microservices

3. Containerisation

4. Serverless

I’m now going forward and coining a term —

Teen-lang is a programming language which has been newly adopted into mainstream technology teams within the past 15 years.

Almost all of the teen-langs have gotten onto the buzzword wagon and built frameworks around them — the ReactiveX project, the serverless framework, gRPC etc. now make it very straightforward to develop your micro-service in Go, JavaScript, Python etc.

Let’s take a step back and look at Java — our uncle who lives in the farm and hates cellphones. Java has been a bit resistent to hop onto the wagon due to the large user-base of full-stack frameworks such as Spring/Springboot, Java EE implementations from various providers etc. Then Helidon SE happened.

WTF is Helidon SE?

Helidon SE is a microframework — a framework nonetheless. According to Oracle. Read the complete article here.


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