The process of defining the scope for Java EE 8 was the most community opinion driven in the history of the platform.
Java EE 8 is supposed to solidly enable HTTP/2, Server-Sent Events (SSE), JSON and aligning all parts of the platform with Java SE 8.
It includes a much awaited security API overhaul, a brand new MVC API as well as a slew of critical updates to APIs like JSF, JMS, JPA, JAX-RS and CDI.
Unfortunately the road to Java EE 8 has not been smooth.
After a long and silent delay Oracle announced updated plans for Java EE 8 and Java EE 9.
The plans now include adding support for dynamic configuration, health-checks, NoSQL, fat-jars, eventual consistency, multi-tenancy, dynamic discovery and circuit breakers.