Conventional wisdom has it that Java EE is a bad starting point for building cloud-native Java applications, but despite this most cloud-native frameworks are designed to use and extend Java EE. The issue has been not that Java EE can't be used, but deploying applications to new cloud platforms like Docker and Kubernetes so they can be efficiently updated and scaled requires new API's. Enter the Eclipse MicroProfile initiative which, combined with Jakarta EE, has been rapidly building out these gaps. In this session come along for an overview of how Eclipse MicroProfile can make it easier to write portable cloud-native applications, deploy them into production on Docker/Kubernetes. As well as covering what Eclipse MicroProfile and Jakarta EE can do, this session will also look at areas where they need to do better than Java EE in the past in order to provide the best platform for writing applications.