Posted by editor
on April 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM PDT
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, developers overwhelmingly considered the HTML 5 related enhancements in Java EE 7 to be the most important. The poll highlighted five of the many areas of enhancement that will be included in Java EE 7, and provided a "Something else" option as well. The 1631 votes...
In the most recently completed Java.net poll , developers overwhelmingly considered the HTML 5 related enhancements in Java EE 7 to be the most important. The poll highlighted five of the many areas of enhancement that will be included in Java EE 7, and provided a "Something else" option as well. The 1631 votes that were cast represent one of the highest totals for recent Java.net polls.
The exact question and results were:
What's the most important enhancement in Java EE 7?
90% (1475 votes) - HTML 5 support (Websockets and JSON-P)
3% (46 votes) - JSF 2.2
1% (21 votes) - JMS 2.0
2% (37 votes) - JAX-RS 2.0
2% (27 votes) - Expression Language 3.0
2% (25 votes) - Something else
With 90% of the voting going to one poll option, there really isn't much to discuss regarding this poll. Of course, Java.net polls are not scientific -- the usual caveat. Still, an unusually large number of votes were cast for HTML 5 support.
The large number of votes suggests that Java EE 7 is a topic of fairly broad interest. Although
pjmlp expressed doubts, commenting:
I wonder how relevant Java EE 7 can be, when most companies are still migrating to Java EE 5 stacks.
took issue with that comment, stating:
That's not my experience! Most companies I know are at least on Java EE 5 and many on Java EE 6. Don't forget that Java EE 5 is from 2006. It's just a few percent of the companies that run on truly ancient technology.
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