Eclipse’s Jakarta EE is gaining momentum


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Jakarta EE, the implementation of enterprise Java by the Eclipse Foundation, is gaining momentum, with nearly half of those polled in a recent Eclipse survey indicating that they have migrated to Jakarta or plan to do so. do within two years.

More than 48% of those surveyed had already migrated to the platform, which is the successor to Java EE (Enterprise Edition), or planned to do so within six months to two years, Eclipse noted in its report. Jakarta EE 2021 Developer Survey, released September 13.

The report also states that the development of business applications for the cloud has accelerated thanks to Jakarta. The foundation said that since the release of Jakarta EE 9 in December 2020, Jakarta has become the second most used cloud native framework, with 47% of respondents using it. Jakarta only tracked Spring / Spring Boot, used by 60% of respondents.

Eclipse took over the management of enterprise Java from Oracle in 2017. The name of the platform, Java EE, was later changed to Jakarta EE. Eclipse’s survey aimed to help stakeholders in the Java ecosystem better understand cloud-native Java and the requirements, priorities and perceptions of enterprise developer communities. The survey interviewed 940 people around the world from April 6 to May 31.

Other findings from the Jakarta EE 2021 Developer Survey Report:

  • Adoption of the Eclipse MicroProfile Java microservices architecture increased to 34% in 2021, up from 29% in 2020.
  • The popularity of microservices has held steady with a nominal year-over-year increase, with the use of microservices architecture for implementing Java systems in the cloud rising to 43% in 2021, from 39 % in 2020.
  • Priorities for the Jakarta EE community include faster innovation, better microservices support, and native integration with Kubernetes.
  • The top three cloud native technologies were Docker, Kubernetes, and Jakarta EE, in that order.
  • The top three architectural approaches for implementing Java systems in the cloud were microservices, hybrid, and monolith, in that order.

Survey participants identified themselves as occupying positions ranging from senior or junior developer and architect to development manager. They have worked in industries ranging from IT and software to education, financial services and government.



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