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Java EE 8: Only What's New

What’s the Book About?

Java EE 8: Only What’s New covers all the added features to Java EE 8. Each feature is backed up with lots of code examples so you can get coding straight away. And there’s a dedicated source code repository Java-EE-8-Only-Whats-New that contains all the code examples from the book and a few more besides.

What APIs Does the Book Cover?

All new Java EE 8 APIs are covered and include the following:

The Two New APIs:

  • Java API for JSON Binding 1.1 (JSR 367)
  • Java EE Security API 1.1 (JSR 375)

The Three Major Updated APIs:

  • Servlet 4.0 (JSR 369)
  • Bean Validation 2.0 (JSR 380)
  • Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0 (JSR 365)

The Four Minor Updated APIs:

  • Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1 (JSR 370)
  • JavaServer Faces 2.3 (JSR 372)
  • Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 (JSR 374)
  • Java Persistence API 2.2 (JSR 338)

HTTP/2 Bonus Chapter

I have added a chapter talking about the HTTP/2 protocol because it is related to the servlet API’s server push feature. The chapter covers: the topology of a connection, request/response multiplexingheader compressionstream prioritizationserver push, and flow control and a little bit more.

Where Can I get the Book?

Java EE 8: Only Whats New

Currently, you can get a copy from the following online bookstores:
Amazon (available 28th February)

It is only available in digital format, but I think that most developers prefer the convenience of digital. I know I do.

During the launch period, you can get it at the special $9.95 price from

Feedback and Comments

If you have comments, feedback or find any errors in the book, please contact me and let me know. I can get them fixed and upload a revised copy of the book.

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