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Sigh. I remember a time when I used to follow--and read--these specifications religiously. That was a long, long time ago.

Java SE (aka J2SE, JDK)

Java 16 (latest released, as of Aug 2021)

Java 11 (long-term support release)

Java 8 (long-term support release)

Java EE (aka J2EE, Java2 EE)

As mentioned by Arun Gupta in his book entitled Java EE 7 Essentials, the different components work together to provide an integrated stack, as shown below:

JSR 244: Java EE 5

JSR 316: Java EE 6

JSR 342: Java EE 7

JSR 366: Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8)

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Last modified 06 April 2022