Egad, I’m nearly 10 months overdue for a blog post. This will be short because, frankly, I’m still preparing for JavaOne! FYI, this will be JavaOne #19 for me. I need to get me some Alumni Swag 🙂
What a *huge* year 2017 is turning out to be for Java and Java EE. The Java community(-ies) had a lot to say over the last couple of years (myself included), and Oracle is listening. I’d say more than listening, it is taking important steps [here] [here] that are driving new energy into Java and Java EE. In addition, MicroProfile is forging ahead with the release of MicroProfile 1.2 and some great new microservice-y specifications that will *quickly* add value to Java EE 8 and beyond.
Feel free to stop me at JavaOne and chat about any of this. I’ll be the one walking around with a huge smile on my face as I think about the possibilities that lay ahead. I even updated my photo (sans-beard) to facilitate the process 🙂