David Delabassee is a Software Evangelist working in the GlassFish and Java EE Team at Oracle. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years at Sun Microsystems focusing on Java end-to-end (from the smart card to the high end server) and the developer tools. He has been involved in Java projects since the early days of this technology. In his spare time, he enjoy tinkering and playing with technologies such as Java, Arduino, Home Automation, Linux, Pinball, etc.
The last few months have been very busy in the Enterprise Java space. Java EE 8 was finalized and at the same time, Oracle has announced, with the support of Red Hat and IBM, its intention to move the development of the platform to the Eclipse Foundation under the EE4J umbrella project. And with changes comes questions, a lot of questions!
What is Jakarta EE? What is EE4J? What does it mean for Java EE? Why Eclipse? How can I contribute to EE4J? What is the EE4J timeline? Etc.
During this BoF we will explain what EE4J and Jakarta EE are. We will also share the latest updates and answer any questions the audience might have.