2020 Jakarta EE Developer Survey Results

Cloud native has emerged as an important strategy for IT modernization and business transformation initiatives. The enterprise marketplace has a strong desire to see Jakarta EE, the successor of Java EE, evolve to support containers, microservices, Kubernetes orchestration, and multi-cloud portability. Powered by a well-governed and vendor-neutral open source ecosystem, Jakarta EE represents the best way to move mission-critical Java EE applications and workloads to the cloud.

The objective of the 2020 Jakarta EE Developer Survey was to help Java ecosystem stakeholders better understand the requirements, priorities, and perceptions of enterprise developer communities and everyone in the Java ecosystem gain a better understanding of how the cloud native world for enterprise Java is unfolding and what that means for their strategies and businesses. Over 2,100 enterprise Java developers around the world (a 19% increase from 2019) participated in the survey this year.


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Key Insights

  • Java/Jakarta EE 8 hits the mainstream with 55% adoption. Despite only shipping in September 2019, Jakarta EE 8 usage has skyrocketed to 17%.
  • Spring/Spring Boot continues to be the leading framework for building cloud native applications.
  • Jakarta EE is emerging as the second place cloud native framework with 35% usage in this year’s survey.
  • The adoption of Red Hat’s Quarkus has taken off with 16% of developers now using the framework.
  • Use of the monolithic architecture approach for implementing Java systems in the cloud has doubled since last year with 25% adoption reported in 2020.
  • The Jakarta EE community is looking for better support for microservices in the platform. 

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