Tuesday Apr 15, 2014

April JSR Updates and JCP.Next Progress Report

March was an exciting month with the Java 8 launch, and April continues to keep the JCP community active with new JSRs, a JSR posting Public Review milestone, several JSRs preparing for Final Release and some JSRs holding Maintenance Reviews. 

The JCP Executive Committee (EC) has been working since 2011 on the JCP.Next effort to evolve the JCP program itself.  In 2011, JSR 348 introduced JCP version 2.8 to increase transparency and participation in the JCP program.  JSR 355, EC Merge, was implemented in 2012 as JCP version 2.9 and completed the merge of the EC in 2013. The third in the series of JCP.Next JSRs, JSR 358, a Major Revision to the Java Community Process, led by Patrick Curran, has been ongoing since June 2012, and the EC serving as the Expert Group (EG) continues to work on the effort.  

In parallel, a new JSR has been submitted this month, which aims to broaden JCP participation by defining new membership classes, changing existing membership categories, enabling participation by the community and ensuring the appropriate Intellectual Property commitment from JCP members are in place.  This JSR will be led by Heather VanCura, and will focus on the area of Membership and Participation. The EC, serving as the EG, will be making changes that affect the JCP Process Document (not the JSPA) and will endeavor to complete the JSR by the end of 2014. You can follow progress on this JSR and join the public java.net project.

See below for the list of JSR updates: 

JSR 364, JSR Review – Broadening JCP Membership; Oracle (ballot 29 April – 12 May).

JSR 363,  JSR Review & JSR Approval Ballot – Units of Measurement API; J Dautelle, W Keil, V2COM (ballot approved with 24 yes votes 7 April).

JSR 354, Public Review 2 – Money & Currency API; Credit Suisse (PR ballot 29 April – 12 May).

JSR 360, Submitted for Final Approval Ballot – Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8; Oracle (ballot 8-21 April)

JSR 361, Submitted for Final Approval Ballot – Java ME Embedded Profile; Oracle (ballot 8-21 April).

JSR 107,  Final Approval Ballot & Final Release –  JCACHE API; Greg Luck, Oracle (ballot approved with 24 yes votes 17 March).

JSR 48, Final Approval Ballot – WBEM Services Specification; WBEM Solutions (ballot not approved 7 April; reconsideration ballot pending).

JSR 56, Maintenance Review – Java Network Launching Protocal & API; Oracle.  

JSR 346, Maintenance Review – Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1; RedHat (ballot approved with 24 yes votes14 April).

JSR 352, Maintenance Review -- Batch Applications for the Java Platform (ballot 17-23 June).

Monday Mar 17, 2014

Adopt-a-JSR Online Meeting 20 March

Adopt-a-JSR is a JUG-led global initiative to improve Java standards. Groups of JUG members work on JSRs!  Join us for an online meeting this Thursday, 20 March, at 11:00 am PDT.

Topic: Adopt-a-JSR online meeting

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Meeting Number: 807 421 815

Meeting Password: 23678

Audio: +1 (866) 682-4770 (US)  Global Access Numbers

Conference code:5731908

Security code: 23678

26+ JUGS around the world are participating in the Adopt-a-JSR program.  If you don't see your JUG listed, join this meeting to find out how to take the next step and get involved.  If you are listed, join this meeting to celebrate your success and plan your next event &/or activity!

  • South America: Campinas JUG (Brazil), ceJUG (Brazil), GOJava (Brazil), SouJava (Brazil), Brasilia, DF JUG (Brazil), GUJ Londrina (Brazil) Peru JUG, Guadalajara JUG. 
  • North America: Silicon Valley JUG, Houston JUG (USA), Toronto JUG (Canada). • Europe: London Java Community (UK), BeJUG (Belgium), Madrid JUG (Spain), JUG Cologne (Germany), Istanbul JUG (Turkey). 
  • Asia: Indonesia JUG, JUG JogLoSemar (Indonesia), Hyderabad JUG (India), JUG Chennai (India). 
  • Africa & Middle East: EGJUG (Egypt), Morocco JUG, Faso JUG (Africa), Jozi JUG (South Africa), Mbale (Uganda).

JSR 310, Date & Time API and 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language were the most popular Java 8 JSRs adopted by members of the Java Community.  JSR 310 was adopted by Guadalajara JUG, Jozi JUG, London Java Community and SouJava.  JSR 335 was adopted by Jozi JUG, London Java Community, and SouJava. 

There is also a large group of developers participating in OpenJDK through the Adopt OpenJDK program.

The 'Test Java 8 program' is another project initiated by the London Java Community, as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program. The aim is for various individuals from JUGs to help out with Testing Java 8 on several OSS projects before the launch of Java 8.

With the Java 8 launch happening next week, this is a great time to join in the activities!  We are organizing activities at the JavaLand Conference in Germany and other locations around the world.  Check out the Early Adopters Adopt-a-JSR area. Find out how to leverage the tremendous resources available to you.

Sunday Mar 09, 2014

Java SE 8 JSRs Post Final Release milestones

February was a busy month with all of the preparations for the upcoming Java 8 release in March.  The four new JSRs being developed through the JCP for the Java SE 8 Platform, have completed their JCP Executive Committee (EC) Final Approval Ballots and published their Final Release milestones.

 Java SE Final Releases. 

JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types, led by Michael Ernst and Alex Buckley, passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballot with 24 yes votes and posted their Final Release.

JSR 310, Date and Time API, led by Stephen Colebourne, Michael Nascimento Santos and Roger Riggs, passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballot with 23 yes votes, and posted their Final Release.

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, led by Brian Goetz, passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballot with 24 yes votes and posted their Final Release.

JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release Contents, led by Mark Reinhold, passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballot with 24 yes votes and posted their Final Release.

Eight previously developed JSRs completed the latest version of the JCP 2.9 Maintenance Process and posted updated Final Releases/Maintenance Release as part of the Java 8 effort.

JSR 3, JMX Specification, posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 114, JDBC Rowset Implementations, posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 160, JMX Remote API, posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 173, Streaming API for XML, posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 199, Java Compiler API,  posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 206, JAXP, posted a Maintenance Release.

JSR 221, JDBC 4 API Specification, posted a Maintenance Release. 

JSR 269, Pluggable Annotation Processing API, posted a Maintenance Release. 

The Java ME and Embedded JSRs are also making progress toward completion for Java 8.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8, led by Michael Lagally and Roger Riggs, has posted a Proposed Final Draft for review.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, led by Volker Bauche, has posted a Proposed Final Draft for review.

Java 8 Launch:

Starting on 11 March, the Java 8 NightHacking JUG tour starts in Europe and India. This tour is led by Java Evangelist Stephen Chin, has over 28 stops planned already. The third planned NightHacking event is the Java 8 Launch Hangout on 25 March streamed live from JavaLand in Germany.  

The Java community has been a huge part of making the Java SE release a reality! There will be Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt OpenJDK activities planned as part of the Early Adopters area at JavaLand in Germany as well. The JCP will host an Adopt-a-JSR online meeting on Thursday, 20 March to share these resources developed.  Stay tuned for details. 

As with the previous Java launches, JUG leaders can request speakers to come and present or they can run their own event without a speaker. Following the launch, there will be a JUG kit with presentation materials including speaker notes.

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Monday Feb 03, 2014

The JCP at the 2014 IOUC Summit

The week of January 20, the International Oracle User Group Community (IOUC)  met at the Oracle Redwood Shores campus for their annual leadership summit. The IOUC is a community of leaders representing Oracle users groups worldwide. Members include leaders from over 900 user groups representing individual countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America.  There was a Java track scheduled during the summit, and Java Community Process (JCP) program office members, Patrick Curran and Heather VanCura, led a discussion with the Java User Group (JUG) leaders titled, "How to Increase Participation in the JCP" and provided an update on the JCP.Next effort.  Heather led an interactive conversation with the approximately twenty JUG leaders from all over the world sharing insights and best practices around getting their Java developers more involved in the JCP and Java Specification Request (JSR) development activities.  Drawing on input from the three JUG leaders serving as JCP Executive Committee (EC) Members, Jim Gough (London Java Community), Badr Erelhouari (Morocco JUG), and Bruno Souza (SouJava in Brazil), the leaders discussed the increasing openness and transparency of the latest versions of the JCP and the momentum of the Adopt-a-JSR programs.  These initiatives have put the JCP back into the spotlight, but there are still barriers to participation that center around awareness, complexity, and accessibility of artifacts.  Leaders from China, Japan, Netherlands and the United States shared their experiences and ways to address the remaining barriers, and also made some suggestions that JCP EC Members can implement to help support the international Java developer community.  This is also a topic that the JCP EC discussed at the first EC Face to Face Meeting of 2014.  The January EC Meeting summary and materials will be posted in the next few weeks. Next, Patrick reviewed the items under discussion for the latest iteration of JCP.Next, including: a  modified JSPA, a standard Specification License., a standard Contributor Agreement, open source development processes, standard RI licenses, standard TCK licenses, and developer access to TCKs.

Thank you to all of the amazing JUG leaders who attended and participated in the summit.  I look forward to working with you to increase participation in the coming year!

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

January JSR updates - EC Ballot Results and Java SE 8 PFD Milestones

This is the first post of 2014--Happy New Year!  The JCP 2014 Calendar has been published with some key dates for the coming year.  Look for the 2013 Year in Review next week!

There were four Java SE 8 JSRs that passed their JSR Public Review ballots, and subsequently published Proposed Final Draft milestones as of yesterday,  and eight JSR Maintenance Review ballots that passed JCP EC vote.  Also this week, the JSR 354, Money and Currency API, Public Review, led by Credit Suisse, is on the JCP EC ballot.

JSR 308 - Annotations on Java Types - Proposed Final Draft published.  The Public Review ballot passed the JCP EC with 23 yes votes.

JSR 310 - Date and Time API - Public Review - Proposed Final Draft published. The Public Review ballot passed the JCP EC with 24 yes votes.

JSR 335 - Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language - Proposed Final Draft published. The Public Review ballot was passed unanimously by the JCP EC with 25 yes votes.

JSR 337 - Java SE 8 Release Contents -  Proposed Final Draft published.  The Public Review ballot was passed unanimously by the JCP EC with 25 yes votes.

JSR 3 - JMX Specification - Maintenance Review 6. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 114 - JDBC Rowset Implementations - Maintenance Review 3. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 160 - JMX Remote API - Maintenance Review 3. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 199 - Java Compiler API - Maintenance Review. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 206 - JAXP - Maintenance Review 3. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 221 - JDBC 4 API Specification - Maintenance Review 2. The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 173 - Streaming API for XML - Maintenance Review 4 .  The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 23 yes votes.

JSR 269 - Pluggable Annotation Processing API - Maintenance Review 2 . The Maintenance Review ballot passed the JCP EC ballot with 22 yes votes.

JSR 354 - Money and Currency API - Public Review is closed and is on the EC ballot closing on Tuesday, 21 January 2014.

Next week the JCP will participate in the IOUC Summit at the Oracle Redwood Shores Conference Center, and also hold the first JCP EC Face to Face Meeting of 2014.  Stay tuned for details...




Friday Dec 13, 2013

December JCP updates and reminders

It has been a busy month in the JCP program.  Many updates to share with you below...

Star Spec Lead nominations are still open for 2013 until Monday, 16 December.  This is a great opportunity to recognize your favorite JSR Specification Lead.

The November EC meeting summary and materials are available. This was the first EC Meeting with the newly elected 2013-2014 EC. The second hour of the meeting was public, so there is a recording of the public meeting available as well.  We welcomed new EC Members Freescale, Morocco JUG, Software AG, and V2COM.

The JCP 2014 Calendar has been published with some key dates for the coming year.  Look for our holiday greeting and 2013 Year in Review next week!

There are ten open JSR ballots and several JSR updates from the last few weeks, primarily for the planned Java SE 8 final release in 2014.

JSR 3 - JMX Specification - Maintenance Review 6
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 114 - JDBC Rowset Implementations - Maintenance Review 3
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 160 - JMX Remote API - Maintenance Review 3
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 199 - Java Compiler API - Maintenance Review
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 206 - JAXP - Maintenance Review 3
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 221 - JDBC 4 API Specification - Maintenance Review 2
Last day for EC Members to vote: 16 December 2013

JSR 308 - Annotations on Java Types - Public Review

Last day for EC Members to vote: 23 December 2013

JSR 310 - Date and Time API - Public Review
Last day for EC Members to vote: 23 December 2013

JSR 335 - Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language - Public Review
Last day for EC members to vote: 23 December 2013

JSR 337 - Java SE 8 Release Contents - Public Review
Last day for EC Members to vote: 23 December 2013

JSR 351 - Java Identity API - Early Draft Review is open.  The close of review is 7 January 2014.

JSR 354 - Money and Currency API - Public Review is extended and still open. The close of review is 7 January 2014.

JSR 173 - Streaming API for XML - Maintenance Review 4
is open.  The close of review is 17 December 2013.

JSR 269 - Pluggable Annotation Processing API - Maintenance Review 2 is open. The close of the review is 7 January 2014.


Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

2013 Star Spec Lead Nominations Open

Star Spec Lead nominations are now open until 16 December 2013.  Anyone can submit a nomination for a current Spec Lead operating under the most recent versions of the JCP program (version JCP 2.8 or 2.9).   Nominations can be for either process or communication criteria--some of the possible criteria for selection is listed below. There are Spec Lead profiles available for most of the active JSRs on JCP.org to use for inspiration. I look forward to your nominations!

Spec Lead Process Category (Exceptional):

  • Participate in mentorships of other community members.
  • Submit materials to publish on jcp.org.
  • Manage unusual obstacles in a JSR, i.e. Spec Lead transfers JSR transfers to different entity, loss of valuable EG members.
  • Implement new, effective and/or innovative ways manage Expert Groups--active and large observer groups, having voting rights and duties documented.
  • Dealing w/a politically difficult situation--mergers and acquisitions, negotiating inclusion into umbrella JSRs or other.
  • Engagement in evangelism of the JSR or in general promoting the importance of the JCP program and Java standards.

Spec Lead Communications Category (Exceptional):

  • Active blogging/mentioning their JSR/JCP standards in their blog.
  • Participate in JCP PMO podcasts, sessions or meetings.
  • Promote the JCP and the Community to broader audiences (JUGs, non-Java developers, students).
  • Public speaking/presentations that mention standards and the JCP at industry events.
  • Contributing articles and becoming a resource for contributed articles about the JCP and JSRs.
  • Utilizing social media consistently including blogging for promoting and attracting support for their JSRs.
  • Conducting media interviews about their JSRs.

 


Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

JCP activities at Devoxx 2013!

Devoxx 2013 has officially started! Looking forward to catching up with Java community member friends--old and new this week.

Tuesday (today) the Hackergarten has returned to Devoxx!  There are Java EE 7 tables and Java SE 8 Lambda tables.  Kudos to Andres Almirey for organizing the event and to Arun Gupta and Stuart Marks for leading the activities -- awesome Adopt-a-JSR participation in action!

Wednesday there is a JCP 'quickie' session How to Participate in the Future of Java Quickie at 13:35-13:50.  We will also have a chat with the OTN team afterward! 

Wednesday evening at 21:00, join us for our BOF session with Martin Verburg and Johan Vos: JCP & Adopt-a-JSR Workshop BOF. 



Thursday Nov 07, 2013

JSR updates - November 2013

 This week has been a busy week for JCP participants! Ten JSRs related to the upcoming Java Standard Edition (Java SE) 8 release posted public reviews--four Public Reviews and six Maintenance Reviews.  All JSRs are operating under the latest version of the JCP program and have public feedback mechanisms and issue trackers.  Please review and comment on these JSRs--your input and participation is wanted and needed! 

JSR 308, Annotations on Java Types, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 310, Date and Time API, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, published a Public Review. This review closes 4 December.

JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release contents, published a Public Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 221, JDBC 4.0 API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 199, Java Compiler API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 160, Java Management Extensions Remote API, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 114, JDBC Rowset Implementations, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 3, Java Management Extensions Specification, published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 4 December.

JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing,  published a Maintenance Review.  This review closes 22 November.

Two other JSRs also published recent updates: 

JSR 354, Money and Currency API, published a Public Review.  This review closes 23 November. 

JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, published a Proposed Final Draft.

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

2013 EC Elections Results

The 2013 Fall Executive Committee (EC) Elections process is now complete. 

Congratulations to the following JCP Members as the new and re-elected EC Members!  

We had a slight increase in JCP Member voter turnout at ~25% (up from 24% in 2012).  All Ratified candidates and the top eight Elected candidates were elected by the JCP Membership.  As part of the transition to a merged EC, Members elected in 2013 are ranked to determine whether their initial term will be one or two years. The 50% of Ratified and 50% of Elected members who receive the most votes will serve an initial two-year term, while all others will serve an initial one year term (details below).

Ratified Seats: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Red Hat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS and V2COM.

Open Election Seats: Eclipse Foundation, Twitter, London Java Community, CloudBees, ARM, Azul Systems, Werner Keil and MoroccoJUG.

Newly elected EC Members take their seats on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.  More information is available on the JCP Elections page.

Detailed Election Results

Voting Period: 15 - 28 October 2013.

Number of Eligible Voters: 1088
Percent of Eligible Members Casting Votes: 24.77%


Ratified Seats:

Candidate Yes Votes (%) No Votes (%) Abstentions
Credit Suisse (2year term)
196 (84) 38 (16) 36
Ericsson (2 year term)
196 (88) 27 (12) 47
Freescale (1 year term)
151 (74) 53 (26) 66
Fujitsu (2 year term)
194 (87) 29 (13) 47
Gemalto M2M (1 year term)
170 (80) 42 (20) 58
Goldman Sachs (1 year term)
143 (64) 80 (36) 47
Hewlett-Packard (2 year term)
191 (82) 43 (18) 36
IBM (2 year term)
226 (91) 22 (9) 22
Intel (2 year term)
214 (90) 24 (10) 32
Nokia (1 year term)
139 (64) 78 (36) 53
Red Hat (2 year term)
245 (95) 12 (5) 13
SAP (1 year term)
166 (75) 56 (25) 48
SouJava (2 year term)
226 (92) 19 (8) 25
Software AG (1 year term)
167 (78) 47 (22) 56
TOTVS (1 year term)
129 (69) 59 (31) 82
V2COM (1 year term)
135 (71) 54 (29) 81

Open Election Seats:

The top eight candidates have been elected; the top four receive a two year term, and the next four receive a one year term.

Candidate Votes (%)
Eclipse Foundation (2 year term)
221 (14)
Twitter (2 year term)
203 (13)
London Java Community (2 year term)
191 (12)
CloudBees (2 year term)
179 (11)
ARM (1 year term)
176 (11)
Azul Systems (1 year term)
166 (10)
Werner Keil (1 year term)
128 (8)
MoroccoJUG (1 year term)
93 (6)
Karan Malhi 56 (3)
ChinaNanjingJUG 51 (3)
JUG Joglosemar 47 (3)
Viresh Wali 45 (3)
ITP_JAVA 44 (3)
None of the Above 3 (0)

Thursday Oct 17, 2013

JSR updates - October 2013

A handful of JSRs have been making  progress in the JCP program--Java SE, Java ME and Java EE JSRs.  More to come in the next few weeks! Highlights and links to JSR material below.

JSR 337,  Java SE 8 Release Contents, published an Early Draft Review.

JSR 351, Java Identity API, published an Early Draft Review.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 8, passed the EC Public Review Ballot with 21 yes votes.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, passed the EC Public Review Ballot with 20 yes votes.

JSR 107, JCACHE-Java Temporary Caching API, published an update to their JSR Community Update Page.  You can find schedule information (plans to submit Proposed Final Draft very soon), Adopt-a-JSR suggestions, and presentation material from JavaOne.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013

JCP EC Ballot Open for Voting Today

The Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee Election ballot  is now open.  The elections give JCP Members the opportunity to determine the EC members while continuing to help shape the future of Java technology.  As a reminder, tesponsibilities of the JCP Executive Committee are as follows:
  • Select JSRs for development within the JCP (vote on all JSR Approval Ballots).
  • Approve draft specifications for Public Review (vote on all Public Review Ballots).
  • Give final approval to completed Specifications and their associated RIs and TCKs (vote on all Final Approval Ballots).
  • Review and approve maintenance releases (vote on all Maintenance Review Ballots).
  • Decide appeals of first-level TCK test challenges.
  • Approve transfer of maintenance duties between Members.
  • Provide guidance to the PMO and serve as Expert Group Members of JCP related process change JSRs (for example, JSRs 348, 355, 358).

 And the candidates appearing on the ballot today:

Ratified election seat candidates (16 candidates):

- Credit Suisse, represented by Susanne Cech Previtali
- Ericsson, represented by Christer Boberg
- Freescale, represented by Maulin Patel
- Fujitsu, represented by Hiroshi Yoshida
- Gemalto M2M, represented by Thomas Lampart
- Goldman Sachs, represented by John Weir
- Hewlett-Packard, represented by Scott Jameson
- IBM, represented by Ed Lynch
- Intel, represented by Anil Kumar
- Nokia, represented by Ben Wang
- Red Hat, represented by Mark Little
- SAP, represented by Steve Winkler
- Sociedade de Usuarios da Tecnologia Java - SouJava, represented by
   Bruno Ferreira de Souza
- Software AG, represented by Greg Luck
- TOTVS, represented by David Britto
- V2COM, represented by Leonardo de Moura Rocha Lima

Open election seat candidates (13 candidates for 8 open seats):

- ARM, represented by Zach Shelby
- Azul Systems, represented by Gil Tene
- ChinaNanjingJUG, represented by Tang Yong
- CloudBees, represented by Steven Harris
- Eclipse Foundation, represented by Mike Milinkovich
- ITP_JAVA, represented by Jose Diaz
- JUG Joglosemar, represented by Yosi Pramajaya
- Werner Keil
- London Java Community, represented by Ben Evans
- Karan Malhi
- MoroccoJUG, represented by Mohamed Taman
- Twitter, represented by Chris Aniszczyk
- Viresh Wali

The candidates' profiles and positioning statements are available, as well as the recording of the "Meet the Executive Committee Candidates" call recording to assist and inform voting selections. The 2013 Executive Committee statistics on voting and participation are also available on JCP.org.

Don't miss your chance to shape the future of Java--vote today!  The ballot will be open until 28 October, with results available on 29 October.

Monday Oct 14, 2013

Meet the EC Candidate Call Recording

On Thursday, 10 October,  the JCP hosted a Meet the EC Candidates call for Java Community members.  The recording and materials are now available on JCP.org (audio file); all nominee information is available on the JCP.org 2013 EC Nominees page to follow along with the recording.

As you may recall from the previous blog entry, this year as part of the JCP.Next effort of the JCP EC Merge (and as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP 2.9 Process Document), all of the ratified and elected seats are up for election. Three Ratified and two Elected Seats will be eliminated, reducing the EC to a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  We have 16 ratified candidates and 13 elected candidates (8 open seats); a summary of the candidates that you can hear from on the Meet the EC Candidates call:

16 Ratified candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Freescale, Fujitsu, Gemalto M2M, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia (did not attend call), RedHat, SAP, SouJava, Software AG, TOTVS (did not attend call), V2COM;

13 Elected candidates:  ARM, Azul, ChinaNanjingJUG (did not attend call, but sent statement), CloudBees, Eclipse, ITP_Java JUG (did not attend call)JUG Joglosemar, London Java Community, Karan Malhi (did not attend call), Werner Keil, Morocco JUG (did not attend call), Twitter, Viresh Wali (did not attend call).

The 2013 EC Election ballot will open tomorrow for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2013 term.  The ballot remain open until 28 October at midnight PDT, and the results of the election will be published on 29 October.  

JCP Members, please take this opportunity you have to influence the members of the EC!

Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

11th Annual JCP Program Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 11th Annual JCP Program Awards! The winners are posted on JCP.org, where you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards and all of the esteemed nominees.  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the nominees at the annual JCP Community Party--this year the JCP party was held at the  the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape (top of the Hilton Hotel in Union Square), overlooking the San Francisco Bay with panoramic views of the Golden Gate and East Bay bridges.  There were a plethora of networking opportunities, food, drinks, the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, a raffle and a Java EE 7 book signing (pics on Flickr).

This year there were four award categories (added a new awards category for Adopt-a-JSR program participants): Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant (new category!).  Many community members submitted nominations, and the JCP Executive Committee voted to determine the winners of the awards. 

The room was full of good cheer, playful humor, a music band of Java developers, and enthusiastic appreciation of much that has been accomplished on behalf of Java technology in the previous year.

The winners in their respective categories were:

JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Azul Systems, Gil Tene

Azul System’s Gil Tene was recognized  for “ working diligently to provide clear advice on matters of Software Patents, IP and licensing that seeks to benefit both non-profits/individuals etc as well as organizations with vested commercial interests in Java. It's not easy delving into the depths of the legal aspects and the potential impacts of changes to the JCP, but with help from folks like Gil we're hopeful for a solid and fair outcome.”

Tene characterized his approach to the JCP as follows: “I represent Azul Systems on the JCP EC, but I try to apply an approach of ‘do the right thing first’ in my choices and positions. Coming from a small company that depends on Java and its ecosystem for its livelihood, I see my role as representing the interests of an entire sector of non-big-company commercial folks and of individual and professional developers out there, and providing some offset and balance to the normal mix of such boards.”

Outstanding Spec Lead: Brian Goetz, Oracle

Brian Goetz, graciously accepted his award, “For tirelessly working away at an incredibly complex JSR - JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language. From a community point of view, we've appreciated his willingness to listen and consider ideas from other technologists as well as spending time with groups of developers to understand the impact of Lambdas on Java.”

Goetz offered a statement in response to the award for his leadership in creating Lambda Expressions for the Java Language, which also won for most significant JSR. He said that lambdas, “represent a coordinated co-evolution of the Java SE platform, including the VM, language, and core libraries to provide developers with a powerful upgrade -- quite likely the largest ever -- to the Java SE programming model. We started this JSR in early 2010, but the topic of closures-in-Java had already been in play in the community for many years prior, and, of course, there was a broad diversity of opinions as to what direction, how far, and how fast to evolve the Java programming model. In the end, the most significant dimension of the challenge turned out to be: how do we integrate these new features in the language and libraries without them feeling grafted on after-the-fact. I think developers will find programming with this ‘new and improved Java’ to be a very pleasant experience -- I know I have.”

Most Significant JSR:  JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language

JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, efforts were praised,  “This brings Java kicking and screaming into the modern programming language age and is seen as a catalyst for the second age of Java. It's underlying discoveries and improvements with regards to Type Inference has also resulted in a stronger JVM for all.”

Spec lead Brian Goetz, in picking up the award, remarked, “This is something we’ve been working on for three-and-a-half-years and it’s nice to be looking at it through the rear-view mirror.”

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Taman, Faissal Boutaounte

The winner was Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Taman, and Faissal Boutaounte, who were lauded , “For adopting JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0 specification, along with many other JSRs. One JIRA issue filed by Morocco JUG on JSR 339 was classified as a ‘release-stopper’. A quick JIRA search using the ‘adoptajsr’ tag shows that most of the JIRA issues have been created by MoroccoJUG members. Several presentations and source code have been organized by these groups. Mohamed presented sessions about the upcoming technologies to widen the range of users in the future, especially Java EE 7 JSRs and spreading of community progress and contributions that make us encouraged to participate. Mohamed sent a clear message that Africa is here and is full of talented people who are willing to take it to the next level. Mohamed was responsible for translating an Arabic Adopt-s-JSR web page to allow more Arabs to participate.”

Taman accepted the award and said “Currently, I hold two positions, one as a Business Solutions Systems Architect and design supervisor and Java Team leader, at a big financial services company in Egypt, which affects all the country by building solutions affecting Egyptians every day, by providing more facilities for businesses and enhancing the economy… I am passionate about Java. I really love it and have fun coding, and love seeing it grow, day by day, as if it were my kid.”

Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP party-- you are truly the best of the best!

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

JCP-related sessions at JavaOne 2013

As promised in my earlier post regarding the upcoming JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, below is a more complete (although not exhaustively comprehensive or official) list of JCP-related sessions happening during the week.  A big 'thank you' to those who contributed their sessions to help build the list!  There is something for everyone, drawing from Java EE, Java SE and Java ME JSR standards. If I missed something, please utilize the comments section below.

Add the sessions of interest to you to Schedule Builder, in advance of the start of the conference, to ensure your spot at your preferred sessions.

Saturday, Java University sessions include:

  • Getting Started with the Java EE 7 New Features with Eduardo Moranchel and Edgar Martinez.
  • JSF from a New Perspective: JSF 2.2, HTML5, Bean Validation 1.1, EL 3.0, JPA 2.1 with Ed Burns and Oliver Szymanski.
  • Java Performance Tuning with Ben Evans.
  • Using Java 7 & 8 Features in your code with Martijn Verburg and Richard Warburton.


Sunday, Java User Group Sunday, sessions led by JUG members and leaders:

  • 8:00-9:00 am UGF10329: Introduction to Java 7 and 8: JVM, Language, and Platform.
  • 9:15-11:15 am UGF9871: GlassFish Community: The Foundation for Opportunity.
  • 10:30-11:30 am UGF10520: Java 8: The Good Parts
  • 12:00-3:00 pm KEY11050 Java Strategy and Technical Keynotes. 
  • 4:45-5:45 pm UGF10363: OpenJDK and JCP: Success Through Contribution.
  • 6:00-7:00 pm UGF10364 & UGF10365: JCP Community Meeting, Part 1 & 2 (aka JCP Public EC Meeting).



Monday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON10175: Java Caching (JSR 107): The State of the Union, with Spec Leads Greg Luck and Brian Oliver.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON3241 It Takes a Community, with Dalibor Topic, Donald Smith and Iris Clark.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON5919: Easier Messaging with JMS 2.0, with JSR 343 Spec Lead Nigel Deakin. 
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON1861: Enhanced Metadata in Java SE 8, with JSR 308 Spec Leads Alex Buckley, Michael Ernst, and Joe Darcy.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON4951: CLDC 8: New Features and Opportunities for the Small Java Core Libraries, with JSR 360 Spec Lead, Michael Lagally.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON7292: Three Key Concepts for Understanding JSR 352: Batch Applications for the Java Platform, with Expert Group Member, Timothy Fanelli.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON3733: JSR 341: Expression Language 3.0, with Spec Lead, Kin-Man Chung.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON6617: Java EE 7: What’s New in the Java EE Platform, with JSR 342 Spec Leads, Bill Shannon and Linda DeMichiel.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON3436: Inside the Java WebSocket API, with JSR 356 Spec Lead, Danny Coward.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6064: Introducing the Java Time API in JDK 8, with JSR 310 Spec Leads, Roger Riggs and Stephen Colebourne.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON4667: JCP.Next Panel Discussion, with JCP Chair, Patrick Curran and EC members, Ben Evans, Scott Jameson, Mike Milinkovich and Bruno Souza.
  • 6:00 pm 11th Annual JCP Party and Awards Ceremony!!


Tuesday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON3294: JSF 2.2 New Features in Context, with JSR 344 Spec Leads, Ed Burns and Roger Kitain.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON7941: Lambda: A Peek Under the Hood, with JSR 335 Spec Lead, Brian Goetz.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON1924: Seven Deadly Sins, with JSR 342 Expert Group Member, Markus Eisele.
  • 11:30-12:30 am CON9732: The Modular Java Platform and Project Jigsaw, with Java Architect, Mark Reinhold.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6700: Java Persistence 2.1, with JSR 338 Spec Lead, Linda DeMichiel.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON7950: Transcending Enterprise Identity with the Java Identity API, with JSR 351 Spec Lead, Ron Monzillo.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON7759: Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2 with Examples, with JSR 345 Spec Lead, Marina Vatkina and Expert Group Member, David Blevins.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON4510: Fifty New Features of Java EE 7 in 50 Minutes, with Java EE Evangelist, Arun Gupta and JSR 342 Expert Group Member, Antonio Goncalves.
  • 4:30-5;15 pm BOF2795: Meet the Java EE Specification Leads, with the Java EE 7 JSR Spec Leads.
  • 6:30-7:15 pm BOF5267: Money and Currency in Java: Best Practices, Libraries, and JSR 354, with Spec Lead, Anatole Tresch, and Expert Group Member, Stephen Colebourne.
  • 7:30 - 8:15 pm BOF4672: Meet the JCP Executive Committee, with the Nominees of the 2013 JCP EC Elections.
  • 8:30-9:15 pm BOF3884: Adopt-a-JSR Workshop, with Martijn Verburg, Brouno Souza and Heather VanCura.


Wednesday

  • 8:30-9:30 am CON4179: Where Next with OpenJDK Community Build and Test?, with Stuart Marks, Martijn Verburg, Ben Evans, Steve Poole, and Richard Warburton.
  • 8:30-9:30 am CON7809: What’s New in Portlet 3.0 and JSF 2.2, with JSR 344 Spec Lead, Ed Burns and JSR 362 Expert Group Member, Neil Griffin.
  • 10:00-11:00 am CON7942: Java 8 Streams: Lambda in Top Gear, with JSR 335 Spec Lead, Brian Goetz and Paul Sandoz.
  • 10:00-12:00 pm TUT1805: Build.now(); True Real-Time Applications with Java EE 7 (A Hack Session), with JCP Member, Mohamed Taman.
  • 11:30-12:30 pm CON:3368: Bean Validation: What Does It Look Like in Practice?, with JSR 349 Spec Lead, Emmanuel Bernard.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON6091: Converting to the New Date and Time API in JDK 8, with JSR 310 Spec Leads, Roger Riggs and Stephen Colebourne.
  • 1:00-2:00 pm CON7731: JSR 353: JSON Processing API in Action, with Spec Lead, Jitu Kotomraju.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON9783: Ask the JDK Architects, with John Rose, Brian Goetz, Mikael Vidstedt, and Mark Reinhold.
  • 3:00-4:00 pm CON5356: Finally, JAX-RS 2.0 Is Final: A New Standard in RESTful Web Services Development, with JSR 339 Spec Leads, Santiago Pericas Geertsen and Marek Potociar.


Thursday

  • 9:00-10:30 am KEY11027: Community Keynote.
  • 12:00-1:30 pm CON7948: JSR 236: Introduction to Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0, with Spec Lead, Anthony Lai and Expert Group Member, Fred Rowe.
  • 3:30pm-4:30 pm CON2406: Java EE 8 and Beyond, with representatives from IBM, RedHat, Apache Foundation, Oracle, and Antonio Goncalves.
  • 4:30 pm It's s Wrap Party!

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