In recent months, Oracle has come under increasing criticism for its handling of Java, specifically its lack of development work on Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 8. Community members lodged protests, and some even started work on parallel development projects. Now Oracle has responded to their concerns.
"Oracle is committed to Java and has a very well-defined proposal for the next version of the Java EE specification—Java EE 8—that will support developers are as they seek to build new applications that are designed using micro-services on large-scale distributed computing and container-based environments on the Cloud," said a company spokesperson. "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."