How Oracle’s business as usual is threatening to kill Java

According to this article Oracle is reducing support for Java development, especially in Java EE. Is this true and how does this affect Java community?

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Oracle says it is ‘committed’ to Java EE 8 – amid claims it quietly axed future development
    Dumps proprietary API, will show all at JavaOne

    Exclusive Oracle has told The Register it is “committed” to Java amid growing fears the IT giant had all but given up on Java EE – aka Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.

    The Redwood City titan said it will present fresh plans for the future of Java EE 8 at its JavaOne conference in San Francisco in September.

    Version eight is due to be released in the first half of 2017. However, over the past six months, it appeared Oracle had pretty much ceased development of the enterprise edition – a crucial component in hundreds of thousands of business applications – and instead quietly focused its engineers on other products and projects.

    “Oracle is working closely with key partners in the Java community to finalize the proposal and will share the full details with the broader Java community at JavaOne in September.”

    A campaign group called the Java EE Guardians was founded to put pressure on Oracle to commit to its Java EE 8 promises; its members include father-of-Java James Gosling and folks on the executive committee of the Java Community Process, which steers the development of Java EE.

    “There is growing evidence that Oracle is conspicuously neglecting Java EE, weakening a very broad ecosystem that depends on strong Java EE development,” the group said on its petition, calling on Oracle supremo Larry Ellison to get behind the enterprise edition.


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