Wednesday Feb 27, 2013

Java EE 7 Open and Transparent

In his blog titled "Transparency and Community Participation in Java EE 7", Java Evangelist Arun Gupta explains the "high level of transparency for all of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) under the Java EE 7 umbrella" and the increase of up to 7.5x participation by Java developers from previous releases. 

Since October 2011, JCP 2.8 has set eight new transparency rules for all new projects. The rules require the disclosure of such information as Expert Group member information, technical discussions, public feedback, JSR schedule, RI and TCK processes, and public documentation. Arun shows how the transparency rules apply to the JSR 342 project. 

About 20 Java User Groups (JUGs) from around the world contributed to the fourteen Java EE 7 JSRs. In many cases, the JUGs involved contributed to several JSRs via the community run initiative Adopt-a-JSR.

Arun lists JUGs events, their presentations and the code they contributed as a results of those events. They are great examples for other JUGs to get involved. Java EE still has projects open and Individuals as well as JUGs can contribute in three steps: join a JUG, participate in Adopt-a-JSR, choose a Java EE 7 JSR.

mHealth Powered by Java

Yours Truly Generating Data

Ever pay to have someone watch you sleep? I have. It's not as kinky as it sounds; because of my loud snoring, my spouse insisted I get a sleep study. There I was, in a room with a camera, hooked up to a diagnostic sleep system. I had sensors attached to my head, neck, legs and chest. I even had an ET finger that glowed red (a sensor using light to determine how much oxygen was in my blood). And what was I thinking about as I drifted off to sleep? The data I was generating! Where was it going? What format was it in? Who wrote the app?

There is lots of data being generated by medical devices currently, and much, much more to come. The number of mobile connected devices is expected to increase by 100% to nearly 12 billion by 2020; resulting in a market opportunity of $1.2 trillion. Now what? Where does the data go? What format does the data need to be in? Will developers have to write an different app for every device manufacturer? Java to the rescue! Manfred Kube, Director of Business Development, mHealth, for Gemalto Systems explains, "Through the power of Java, we are enabling medical devices to  connect to cloud in a standard-based, interoperable fashion, and avoid the silos that are common today." See how Java makes it easy to get started and be successful in mHealth:

The GMSA supports standards throughout the mobile world, and is taking the lead in M2M standards. To accelerate and simplify mobile health application development, the GMSA is partnering with the Continua Health Alliance, whose mission is to developing design guidelines that will enable vendors to build interoperable sensors, home networks, telehealth platforms, and health and wellness services. Orange Telecomm This demo included connection to the cellular network with help from Orange Telecom. Learn more about Gemalto and Java at


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