Friday May 24, 2013

JSR updates - May 2013

This month the JCP has been busy posting the Final Releases for the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7 JSRs.  There were also two JSR Early Draft Reviews this month (see below for details). In April, the Java EE 7 JSRs passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballots, and this month, ten of the fourteen Java EE 7 JSRs have posted their Final Releases.  The other four JSRs will post their Final Release next week.  Congratulations to the Spec Leads, Expert Group Members and Adopt-a-JSR participants who worked tirelessly to bring these JSRs to completion.  Remember to register for the Java EE 7 Live Webcast on 12/13 June to learn more about these JSRs. 

JSR 354, Money and Currency API,  has posted an Early Draft Review.  The review closes 31 May 2013.

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, has posted an Early Draft Review.  The review closes 15 June 2013.

JSR 338,  Java Persistence 2.1, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 339, Java API for RESTful Web Services, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 349, Bean Validation 1.1 has posted its Final Release.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, has posted its Final Release.

JSR 236, 340, 342, and 345 Final Releases will be posted next week!

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR Meeting 31 May

Please join us for the next Adopt-a-JSR meeting scheduled for Friday, 31 May at 08:00 am PDT (meeting details below).  Bruno Souza and Martijn Verburg will be joining to discuss how to expand the Adopt-a-JSR programs into other languages beyond English and Portuguese--Arabic, French, German, choose!

New, current and curious or interested Adopt-a-JSR participants are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you cannot attend, not to worry. We will record the audio and post the materials following the meeting on the multimedia page.  We will also hold another meeting in June.

Topic: Adopt-a-JSR for Non-English Speakers
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 801 638 650
Meeting Password: 23678

To start or join the online meeting
Go to

Audio conference information
+1 (866) 682-4770 (US)  

Conference code: 945-4597  

Security code: 23678   

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        Or +1 (408) 774-4073  

Tuesday May 07, 2013

New Star Spec Leads

Congratulations to the newest JCP Star Spec Leads: Pete Muir, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen and Marek Potociar.  Pete is the Spec Lead of JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for Java EE 1.1, and Santiago and Marek are co-spec leads of JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0: The Java API for RESTful Web Services. Both of these JSRs are part of Java EE 7, the next version of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, and recently passed their Final Approval Ballots.  

The Star Spec Lead Program recognizes top Spec Lead performance and rewards exceptional service to the community. Spec Leads' activities are measured around criteria of process and communication with community members.  Spec Leads are selected based on nominations from fellow Spec Leads, Expert Group (EG) members, Executive Committee (EC) members, community members and the Program Management Office (the administrator of the program).  Star Spec Leads are not born into the role--they grow into it by bringing consistent value to the community, which reflects positively both on the process and on the community as a whole. 

Spec Leads are key to the JCP program. Without them, none of the Java Specification Requests (JSRs) would have begun, much less crossed the finish line and become implemented in shipping products. The JCP PMO introduced a Spec Leads incentive program for the first time in 2005. Over the past eight years the program has rewarded and recognized Spec Leads who repeatedly proved their merit by producing high quality specifications, establishing best practices, and mentoring others. The point of such honor is to endorse good work, showcase successful methods for other Spec Leads to emulate, and motivate Java community members to become more involved in JSRs through either the Adopt-a-JSR program, or perhaps, as an Expert Group Member or as Spec Lead of a JSR.

Please join me in congratulating Pete, Santiago and Marek!  These leaders exemplify the principles that have guided the ongoing JCP.Next effort in terms of agility, participation, and transparency to the community.  


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