The tendency for incorporating more enterprise API's or javax classes into Java's core seems to be holding, first there were API's for XML parsers and the latest addition features API's in the area of data persistence (JPA). So is the Java SE/Java EE difference still relevant ? Dominique De Vito blogs about the issue. Read Dominique's complete post: http://www.jroller.com/dmdevito/entry/is_the_java_se_java