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Why was J2EE changed to JEE

Collin Dugas
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HI All,

I am a bit curious as to why J2EE was renamed to JEE.

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manoj r patil
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...because 2 was insignificant in J2EE


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Collin Dugas
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manoj r patil wrote:...because 2 was insignificant in J2EE


I did not get it. Was it meant as a witty reply?

Assuming the answer was serious, why did they add 2 in the first place?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Colin,
J2EE originally stood for "Java 2" Enterprise Edition. We are long past Java 2. In J2EE versions 3 and 4, Sun kept it for branding reasons. In version 5, they finally accepted the 2 wasn't meaningful and got rid of it.


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Collin Dugas
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Thanks Jeanne
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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