In this chapter, we will describe briefly what the future of Java EE development is likely to look like—what the plans of evolving the platform are and how concepts provided by applications described in the book may be standardized in the future. We will also take a look at MicroProfile and Jakarta EE projects—describe their purpose, and emphasize how it can help you to move the platform forward at a faster pace.
In the first chapter, we have sketched the process in which Java EE standard is being created, emphasizing the benefits it provides: portability and interoperability. It seems that, in order to keep it up with the IT pace, we've had to abandon those benefits. Let's take a look at this problem more thoroughly.