Monday Jun 30, 2014

June JSR Updates

The meeting and materials from the May JCP EC Face-to-Face Meeting in London and the June public EC teleconference meeting are now available on

This month we opened the nominations for the annual JCP Program Awards - anyone can nominate participants using the form on  You can review the Spec Lead Profiles page, List of Active JSRs page, or the EC Membership page for inspiration.

JSR updates in June 2014 included the following:

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, passed the Public Review ballot with 23 Yes votes.

JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, posted a Maintenance Review, the draft is open for review and comments until 24 July.

JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, passed the Maintenance Review ballot with 19 yes votes, and will post a Maintenance Release soon.

JSR 48,  WBEM Services Specification, passed the Final Reconsideration Approval Ballot with 21 Yes votes, and will post a Final Release soon.

Monday Jun 23, 2014

2014 JCP Annual Awards Nominations Open

The time has arrived to open nominations for the 2014 JCP Annual Awards!  The JCP program celebrates success. Members of the community nominate worthy participants, Spec Leads, and Java Specification Requests (JSRs) in order to cheer on the hard work and creativity that produces ground-breaking results for the community and industry in the Java Standard Edition (SE), Java Enterprise Edition (EE), or Java Micro Edition (ME) platforms.

The community gets together every year at the JavaOne conference to applaud in person the winners of the JCP Program Awards.  This year we have four categories: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant, and Most Significant JSR. The award ceremony will again occur at the Annual JCP Community Party held in San Francisco, on Monday evening, 29 September. 

The 12th JCP Annual Awards Nominations are now open until 19 July 2014. Submit nominations via email to or use the nomination form on The JCP EC will vote to select the winners following the nomination period.  We look forward to receiving your nominations! 

Descriptions of the award categories for this year:

JCP Member/Participant Of The Year - This award recognizes the corporate or individual member (either Member or Participant) who has made the most significant positive impact on the community in the past year. Leadership, investment in the community, and innovation are some of the qualities that EC Members look for in voting for this award.

Outstanding Spec Lead - The role of Spec Lead is not an easy one, and the person who takes that responsibility must be, among other things, technically savvy, able to build consensus in spite of diverse corporate goals, and focused on efficiency and execution. This award recognizes the person who has brought together these qualities the best in the past year, in leading a JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME).

Most Significant JSR - Specification development is key to the success of the JCP program and helps ensure we remain a fresh and vibrant community. This award recognizes the Spec Lead and Expert Group that have contributed (either in progress or final) the most significant JSR for the Java community (Java SE, Java EE or Java ME) in the past year.

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant - This award recognizes the Java User Group (JUG) that has made the most exemplary contribution through the Adopt-a-JSR program in the past year. The London Java Community and SouJava initiated, and are thereby implicitly recognized, in this effort for JUGs around the world to become more involved in the work of JSRs. Innovation, community engagement and technical impact are some of the characteristics that EC members look for in voting for this award.

Sunday Jun 08, 2014

Devoxx UK JCP & Adopt-a-JSR activities

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Saturday Jun 07, 2014

2014 Conferences - JFokus, JavaLand & GeeCon!

There has been a delay in publishing these past event summaries from early 2014--JFokus in February, JavaLand in March, and GeeCon in May. As we plan for Devoxx UK next week, I found these summaries that did not make it past 'draft' stage.  We had some great successes with the first three events of 2014, a Java developer conference trifecta! Participation topics included Java, the JCP program overall and the Adopt-a-JSR programs.  

First up in February was JFokus in Stockholm. The energy and talent in Stockholm is amazing and the conference organizers do a stellar job running it and welcoming the speakers of this event.  I enjoyed the city walk and speaker dinner, as well as many opportunities to interact with conference speakers and attendees, both during and after the conference hours. Reza Rehman invited me to speak during his Java EE 7 lab session about the Adopt-a-JSR program, and I gave a quickie session on the JCP and Adopt-a-JSR.  There was also a late night Birds of a Feather (BoF) session held jointly with Cecelia Borg, Martijn Verburg and Reza Rehman.  This was an interactive conversation with a focus on the Java EE community survey results and encouraging more community participation and collaboration in Java development.  The Java 8 keynote by Georges Saab and Mark Reinhold was also very entertaining,  I was sorry to miss FOSDEM happening the previous weekend this year in Brussels, but I hope to attend in 2015.  Favorite take home gift -- Lambdas cap!

In March, the inaugural version of the JavaLand conference happened inside Phantasialand, an amusement park in Germany. Markus Eisele suggested having an Early Adopters area at the conference, which I was keen to implement. In 2013 at Devoxx Belgium we held some activities in the Hackergaren area around Lambdas and Java EE 7, so this was a great opportunity to expand on a more interactive conference format and Andreas Badelt from the program committee helped in the planning for this area.  Daniel Bryant and Mani Sarkar from the London Java Community led some general Adopt-a-JSR discussions and AdoptOpen JDK activities.  JCP Spec Leads, Anatole Tresch from Credit Suisse, leading JSR 354, Money & Currency API, and Ed Burns from Oracle, leading JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, attended to engage with conference attendees on their JSRs.  Favorite - Stephen Chin's roller coaster video.

In May, GeeCon in Krakow was anther awesome conference!  The conference organizers were warm and welcoming and I enjoyed time getting to know the other speakers at the event. There was a JCP and Adopt-a-JSR participation session as well as a moderated panel session on Early Adopters.  We had an amazing panel -- Daniel Bryant, Arun Gupta, Tomasz Borek , and Peter Lawrey. The panel discussed the Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK program, and how the participants work together to get involved and contribute to both the Java SE and Java EE platforms.  If was an interesting discussion and sparked some new ideas on how Java User Groups in Poland and around the world can contribute in a significant and meaningful way to create better and more practical Java standards today and in the future.  Favorite take home gift - GeeCon mug!  

These were some of the highlights of the events--looking forward to Devoxx UK next week.  I will publish these details tomorrow!

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

Public JCP EC Meeting on 10 June

The next JCP EC Meeting is open to the public!  We hope you will join us on Tuesday, 10 June at 08:00 AM PDT.  Agenda includes a discussion on the latest JCP.Next news--JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership.

We hope you will join us, but if you cannot attend, the recording and materials will also be public on the multimedia page. Meeting details below.


Topic: Public EC Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Time: 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Meeting Number: 807 111 580

Meeting Password: 6893


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