Lately there have been a whole lot of changes to Java and its vibrant communities. Now shared between Oracle for Java SE and Eclipse Foundation for Jakarta EE (formerly Java EE), Java continues to be the leading programming language by developers and enterprises. As a matter of fact, it is now well-positioned to thrive in the cloud considering how modern application development is trending with over 12 million Java developers worldwide, and digital transformation being top of mind for many IT organizations.
With the sheer volume of Java apps in existence and soon to be developed, Java developers will benefit greatly from cloud services that will enable fast and secure application development while saving time and cost. Couple this with a vast geographic region coverage, it is a cloud solution every developer should experience. Today, Microsoft is pleased to announce that Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 based applications on Linux, now available in public preview.