On June 25, the Coherence and Helidon teams announced the releases of Coherence Community Edition and Helidon 2.0. These products make it easy to build fast, lightweight, scalable and reliable Java microservices, and to integrate them into polyglot architectures.
Coherence Community Edition is a new open source project containing the core of the Oracle Coherence product offerings. Coherence Community Edition contains the key In-Memory Data Grid functionality necessary to write modern cloud microservices applications. Two releases are available today:
Oracle continues to provide the existing commercial editions of Oracle Coherence, Oracle Coherence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Coherence Grid Edition, that add additional value and feature content to the Coherence Community Edition core. See the Coherence announcement blog for more information.
Helidon 2.0 is a new release of Helidon, which provides a set of libraries that simplify development of Java microservices. Helidon 2.0 adds significant improvements for both the Helidon SE and Helidon MP programming styles. It includes new Helidon MP GraalVM Native Image support, a new CLI for building applications supporting multiple packaging profiles, new reactive programming feature support, support for new MicroProfile and Jakarta EE APIs, Java SE 11 support and more. See the Helidon 2.0 announcement blog for more information.
The products, and a demo application illustrating how the products can be used together, were announced in two technical webinars delivered on June 25. In case you were not able to participate, replays of these webcasts are now available:
We believe these announcements will provide Oracle WebLogic Server users and Java EE and Jakarta EE developers with new insights into how they can evolve existing applications, and develop new applications. Check them out!