Differing Java editions can make it difficult to keep up with this software. As a result, businesses can move away from Java-based emulators and start learning how to use different, more mobile-friendly options.
While Java Enterprise Edition 8 is still slated for release, it will reportedly come later than expected, possibly posing a hiccup for companies who need the latest applications to continue their development. InfoWorld said that the EE 8 delay may reflect new timing expectations with Java products in the coming years. Without consistent releases, businesses may prefer not to rely on this software completely.
"The EE 8 delay may reflect new timing expectations with Java products in the coming years."
To be fair, Oracle does seem to be planning for a regular cycle: it simply hasn't revealed the details for the new EE 8 date yet, the source said, saving them for an upcoming conference later this month.
In a separate interview with InfoWorld from July, Oracle President of Product Development Thomas Kurian described some of the advances that will be part of the newest edition.
"Today, Java EE does not have a formalized model for app developers on how an app server can provide multitenancy," he said, also adding that "the current proposal in our view doesn't go all the way to what Java EE 8 should do with supporting async communications over HTTP/2." Despite this, he claims Oracle has a set plan for evolving the eighth edition.