considerable enthusiasm I attended “The Road to Java EE 7: Is It All
About the Cloud?” (23423) session, a panel of EE experts, late Wednesday
morning at JavaOne 2011. I always find Java EE developers and architects to be among
the smartest people around. Last year’s Java EE panel session, covered
and titled, “Where We Are and Where We’re Going” was fraught with more
uncertainty about the future of Java EE. This year, it’s clear: Java EE
is heading towards the Cloud. The session this year was packed even in a
much larger room than last, with roughly three times the number of
attendees as last year.
The panel consisted of the following people:
--Adam Bien, Consultant, Author, Java EE Expert
--David Blevins, Apache Software Foundation
--Emmanuel Bernard, JBoss Platform Architect, Red Hat
--Reza Rahman, Senior Software Engineer/Community Outreach Activist, Caucho Technology
--Linda DeMichiel, Java EE 7 Specification Lead, Oracle
panel, moderated by Oracle’s Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE
Developer Advocate, Oracle France, addressed many issues, including:
• The current state of Java EE 6 adoption
• The motivations for Java EE 7
• What the cloud really means for Java EE 7
• Modularity in Java EE.next
• Better streamlined component models
• Status of ongoing work in the JCP
* Services and resources provisioning.
* Virtualization intersection between virtualization and PaaS?
* Meta-data: are XML deployment descriptors good after all?
Look for a detailed blow-by-blow account of the discussion on otn/java in coming weeks.