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Java EE Renamed - Thoughts?  RSS feed

 
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With the recent renaming of Java EE 8 to Jakarta EE, what are your thoughts on this? Many recruiters are still stuck with J2EE
 
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Hi Sumit


I am very positive about the name change and think that it is a great chance for Java EE Jakarta EE to distinguish itself from the past and become the platform of choice for enterprise developers.

With regard recruiters, I suspect it will be another 10 years before they learn the new name ;-) Having said that there probably are companies looking for people to support systems developed with J2EE and for many years to come there will be a need for Java EE 5/6/7 developers.
 
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This is one of the things that really irritates me about the demise of printed periodicals.

Despite all my RSS feeds and daily net wanderings, I completely missed something that probably would have headlined any decent Java print magazine.

I also just made myself look like an idiot because Jakarta was originally an Apache sub-project (home to Tomcat, among other things), has had most of those projects migrate out of Jakarta, and thus I pompously declared that as far as I knew, there wasn't much left of the name.

As for recruiters and HR departments, I long ago gave up hope. COBAL (sic) programmers, 5 years Java experience demanded in 1996, demands that cannot be satisfied unless you bare-faced lie and "must-have" laundry lists requiring a statistically-improbable combination of skills and experience. I washed my hands of them years ago.
 
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Honestly, I'm not really happy of the name change, but that's a matter of personal taste. Java is a language more than twenty years old, and in my humble opinion Jakarta EE isn't an attractive name (or brand, not sure how to define it): it makes me think back at Java origins, when most - if not all - of the most promising and innovative project  in Java ecosystem were hosted at Apache Foundation.
Something linked to a far past time.
I would have preferred something more brilliant... as I said before, these are just my humble opinions.
 
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