Starting your Java EE micro-service journey with Oracle Helidon SE by Chaitanya Munukutla

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Yeah, I’ve said it. You can write lean (not as lean as Go, but still!) microservices in Java EE.

If you’re still scrolling down, let me tell you something — Java is an awesome language. It has had a rough patches giving new developers a warm welcome, unlike Python or JavaScript; it’s awesome nevertheless.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you might have heard one or more of the below buzzwords.

1. Reactive Computing

2. Microservices

3. Containerisation

4. Serverless

I’m now going forward and coining a term —

Teen-lang is a programming language which has been newly adopted into mainstream technology teams within the past 15 years.

Almost all of the teen-langs have gotten onto the buzzword wagon and built frameworks around them — the ReactiveX project, the serverless framework, gRPC etc. now make it very straightforward to develop your micro-service in Go, JavaScript, Python etc.

Let’s take a step back and look at Java — our uncle who lives in the farm and hates cellphones. Java has been a bit resistent to hop onto the wagon due to the large user-base of full-stack frameworks such as Spring/Springboot, Java EE implementations from various providers etc. Then Helidon SE happened.

WTF is Helidon SE?

Helidon SE is a microframework — a framework nonetheless. According to Oracle. Read the complete article here.

 

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