Eclipse enterprise Java gathers steam, MicroProfile slips

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Jakarta EE, the Eclipse Foundation’s enterprise Java, has gained converts while usage of Eclipse’s MicroProfile microservices architecture for Java has fallen, according to Eclipse’s annual Jakarta EE Developer Survey Report for 2023.

Since arriving September 2022, Jakarta EE 10 usage has grown to 17% of the enterprise Java developers surveyed, according to the report, released September 19. Eclipse also found that 17% of the respondents run Jakarta EE 9 in production, up from 14% in 2022; 28% currently run Jakarta EE 8 in production, vs. 24% in 2022. More than 60% of respondents have migrated to Jakarta EE or plan to do so within the next six to 24 months.

Jakarta EE ranks second as a framework for building cloud native applications, with 53% using it, behind Spring and Spring Boot at 66%. The use of Jakarta EE for cloud-native apps remained the same percentage as in 2022, while Spring and Spring Boot rose 9%. Eclipse’s MicroProfile, in third place, saw its share decline from 30% in 2022 to 26% this year. Both Spring and MicroProfile rely on some Jakarta EE specifications.

The 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey Report also revealed the top five community priorities for Jakarta EE among respondents:

Better support

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