The Java EE 7 platform aims to provide a common ground for developing Java Enterprise solutions that incorporate HTML5 technology. As such, there are a few core features that have been added to Java EE 7, allowing for better bidirectional support of HTML5. The Java EE 7 platform eases communication between the client and the server via a technology named WebSockets, enabling more parity with the HTML5 standard. WebSockets is a full-duplex communication mechanism that allows both textual and binary messages to be sent between clients and servers, without the HTTP request/response life cycle. WebSockets allow either the client or the server to send a message at any time, providing an asynchronous solution for working with data while the user is performing a task.