Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

2014 Wrap Report - JCP Celebrates 15 Years + more!

Happy New Year! As we look ahead to plans for the Java Community Process (JCP) program in 2015, let's take a quick look back through 2014.  

1) The JCP Celebrates 15 Years - we celebrated 15 years of the JCP program by holding an amazing party in June at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Java User Group (SVJUG). We celebrated with fellow Java developers including Spec Leads, Expert Group members, Executive Committee (EC) members and some of the folks instrumental in the success of the JCP program over the past fifteen years. We recognized the collaborative work from companies, academics, individual developers and not-for-profits from all over the world who have come together to develop Java technology through the JCP program.  Among the attendees were former JCP Chairs, Rob Gingell and Onno Kluyt, as well as Carla Schroer, Henrik Stahl, Bill Shannon, Alex Buckley, Joe Darcy, Vineet Gupta; and several EC Members, such as John Pampuch, Mike DeNicola and Paul Manfrini.  We also did a virtual call with SouJava and  Nighthacking with Stephen Chin, including a live interview with James Gosling and others, talking about the JCP being 'pretty wonderful'. You can also check out the  JCP photostream of the party and other events.  We continued the celebration at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco in September, which was spectacular with the addition of the NullPointers Java Community Band and ReepsOne beatboxing with Duke; we also announced the 12th annual JCP awards at the party.

In commemoration of this milestone, we developed a cool 15 Year JCP Infographic and icon to highlight the progress and success of the JCP program throughout its' lifecycle.  These were included in kits for Java User Groups (JUGs) to celebrate the JCP in 2014 - they received a presentation, party favors, 15 Year Infographic posters and a raffle item for their local JUG 15 year JCP Celebration!  Sixty five kits for JUGs around the world were shipped to six continents - Africa, Asia, Australia Europe, North America and South America (still missing Antarctica)!

2) Major Releases of Java SE and Java ME  approved through the JCP - JSR 337,  Java SE 8 Platform Release Contents, was approved. This was the largest upgrade to the Java programming model since the platform was introduced in 1996. The key features were JSR 335, Lambdas for the Java Programming Language, Nashorn, and JSR 310, a new Date & Time API.  JSR 360, CLDC, 8 was approved. This was a major update to the existing Java ME platform incorporating a large set of updated and new features, including: Java language and API alignment with Java SE 8, support for modern web protocols, a comprehensive application model, advanced security features and standard APIs for power management and interaction with a broad set of standard peripherals. JSR 361,  Java ME Embedded Profile, was also developed and approved through the JCP in 2014.  This JSR provides a development platform for embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

3) Adopt-a-JSR Momentum - with the major releases of the Java platforms, and building on the participation in the development of the Java EE 7 platform release in 2013, the Adopt-a-JSR program continued to draw interest and enthusiasm from the early adopters in the Java developer community.  Participants contributed significantly to the Java SE 8 Release, including JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language, and JSR 310, Date & Time API.  We held several Adopt-a-JSR online meetings in 2014 - recordings and materials are published on the JCP.org Multimedia page. JUG leaders added languages translations to the wiki - expanding to nine languages - English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Hebrew.  There are 30 JUGs currently participating. I had an opportunity to meet and discuss interest with many other JUGs in 2014, including Bucharest, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Macedonia, Madras and Paraguay JUGs in 2014, and hope to see them participate in 2015.

30 separate JUGs are already participatingBelgium JUG, Campinas JUG, Chicago JUG, CEJUG, Chennai JUG, Cologne JUG, Congo JUG, EGJUG, Faso JUG, Guadalajara JUG, GUJavaSC, Houston JUG, Hyderabad JUG, Indonesia JUG, Istanbul JUG, Japan JUG, Java Hellenic User Group, Joglo Semar JUG, Jozi JUG, LJC, Madrid JUG, MBale JUG, Morocco JUG, Peru JUG, PT.JUG, SouJava JUG, Silicon Valley JUG and Toronto JUG.  

4) New JSRs filed for next editions of Java EE and Java SE - starting in September 2014, we had 11 new JSRs submitted for Java EE 8 (JSRs 365 - JSR 375).  JSR 366, is the Java EE 8 Platform Specification JSR. The main focus of this release in on support for HTML5 and the emerging HTTP 2.0 standard, enhanced simplification and managed bean integration and improved infrastructure for applications running in the cloud. The new technologies for Java EE 8 include MVC, JSON-B and Security; revisions so far submitted are CDI, JSF, JAX-RS, Servlets, JMS, Management, and JSON-P. All 11 of the Java EE 8 JSRs submitted to date are currently approved for development by the JCP EC, and are beginning to start work in their Expert Groups.  The published schedules expect the Early Drafts to be ready in the Spring of 2015 and the Final Releases in 2016.  The Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE 8 page is a great resource for suggestions on getting involved if you are not part of the Expert Groups. In addition, the first Java SE 9 JSR was filed and approved by the JCP EC,  JSR 376, Java Module Platform System; subsequent JSRs are planned to be filed for Java SE 9 in 2015.

5) JCP.Next Progress -  we have evolved the JCP program over the years to meet the needs of the community, embracing participation, transparency and openness as we develop and deliver multiple editions of the Java Platform. This formal process was designed to be fast, flexible, and adaptable to a wide variety of working styles present in the community. We continued with the effort to evolve the JCP in 2014, through JCP.Next.  The JCP Executive Committee serves as the Expert Group. We introduced a new JCP.Next JSR in 2014, JSR 364, aimed at broadening JCP Membership & Participation.  This JSR completed an Early Draft Review in 2014, and will introduce new levels of membership to the JCP program and eliminate membership fees.  We hope to finalize JSR 364 in 2015. In tandem, we will continue work on JSR 358, A Major Revision to the JCP, in 2015. This JSR will take longer to complete and passed a Renewal Ballot in 2014 to continue development in the JCP program.  

To go along with the openness and transparency that are now the default mode of operation for JSRs,  making them, in effect, open source projects, several JSRs participated in Hackergartens at conferences around the world, including Devoxx, JavaLand and JavaOne. This was a great way to involve the broader Java community in the development of JSRs and include real world developer feedback, and is an effort that will continue to be a focus in 2015.

We also are seeing an increase in membership as a result of some of the changes being discussed as part of JCP.Next, and we expect this to continue in 2015, as well.  New corporate memberships in 2014 included: C2B2, Caelum, Canoo AG, Cloudera, Consol GmbH, Dextra, Gradleware, Hazelcast, ICEsoft Technologies, innoQ, Intalio, Irian Solutions GmbH, Jelastic, Kaazing Corporation, MicroDoc, MongoDB, oparco, Rakuten, Savoir Technologies, Summa Tech do Brasil, Terra Firma Engineering, TimeSys, Tomitribe, Webtide, Wombat Software, Vaadin, Vision Service Plan, and ZEEF.  New JUGs members included: Alpes JUG, Berlin JUG, Bulgarian JUG, DFJUG, GUJava SC, KanJava, Manchester JUG, and Melbourne JUG.  If you are interested in becoming a member, see the Membership page.

Next week I will be presenting the 2014 Year in Review for the JCP Executive Committee during our two day Face to Face in San Jose, California, hosted by EC Member, Freescale.  I will publish those slides for review, if you are interested in more information on the JCP in 2014.  2015 will be an exciting time for the Java developer community and I am looking forward to it with great anticipation!  Hope to seeing many of you in the coming year - either virtually or in person. 

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

December JSR Updates close out 2014

The last week of December was a busy one for JSR milestone updates - see below for details.  In early December, four new JSRs were submitted for public JSR Review.  The first three are focussed on Java EE 8, and the fourth is targeted for Java SE 9.  In September, the first set of Java EE 8 JSRs - eight of them - were submitted and unanimously approved, see earlier blog post, titled Java EE JSRs unanimously approved.  The new JSRs submitted last week are as follows (these are open for review now):

New JSRs:

JSR 377, Desktop Embedded Application API, was published and is open for JSR Review. The public review closes on 26 January and the two week JCP EC Ballot starts on 27 January, closing 9 February 2015. 

JSR 373, Java EE Management API 2.0, completed their JSR Review and passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot with 24 Yes votes. This JSR will update JSR 77 with REST interfaced and incorporate deployment as a standard part of the management interface. 

JSR 374, Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 (JSON-P), completed their JSR Review and passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot with 24 Yes votes. This JSR will be an update JSR 353, JSON-P JSR.

JSR 375, Java EE Security API, completed their JSR Review and passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot with 24 Yes votes.  This JSR will improve the Java EE platform by ensuring the Security API aspect is useful in the modern cloud/PaaS application paradigm.

JSR 376, Java Platform Module System, completed their JSR Review and passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot with 24 Yes votes. This JSR will define a module system for the Java Platform.  

Early Draft Review:

JSR 363, Units of Measurement API, published an Early Draft Review - this review closes 27 January 2015.

Proposed Final Draft:

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, published a Proposed Final Draft.

Maintenance Review:

JSR 337, Java SE 8 Release Contents, published a Maintenance Review - this review closes 2 February, and the EC Ballot is open 3-9 February 2015.

Please review and comment on all of these JSRs via the project links on their JSR pages.  If you are interested in participating via the Adopt-a-JSR program, please listen to some of the resources on the JCP Multimedia page - we held four Adopt-a-JSR meetings in the last part of 2014, and the recordings are published there.

Monday Dec 15, 2014

Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE - CDI, JSF, MVC, Servlet Specs

There are thirty JUGs participating in Adopt-a-JSR to date, and for the newly approved Java EE 8 JSRs (eleven JSRs have been initiated and eight have been approved so far in the last couple of months), there are already thirteen JUGs interested in getting involved in these early stages-- London Java Community, Egypt JUG, Morocco JUG, GUJava SC (Brazil), SouJava (Brazil), Japan JUG, BeJUG (Belgium), JUG Chennai, JUG Hyderabad, Faso JUG, Chicago JUG, and Houston JUG. Take a look at the wiki page where you can join the project and update the wiki.  There is also a link to the Adopt-a-JSR Java EE 8 page on the wiki. Earlier this week, I hosted an online meeting with the Paraguay JUG on the JCP & Adopt-a-JSR program.  If your JUG is interested in having an online meeting, please let me know.  

Last week I hosted an Adopt-a-JSR meeting with Java EE 8 Platform Specification Lead, Linda DeMichiel, and in October, we had an impromptu Adopt-a-JSR meeting in Prague with several of the Java EE Spec Leads -- JAX-RS (JSR 370), WebSocket (JSR 356), Java EE Management (JSR 373) and JSON-B (JSR 367). You can listen to the recordings and view the slides on the JCP.org multimedia page.  

We plan to do similar meetings with all of the Java EE 8 Spec Leads in the coming months to facilitate collaboration and participation in the Adopt-a-JSR program. 

Right now these JSRs are in the early stages of development and are still forming their Expert Groups, but some of the suggestions for feedback at this early stage include providing feedback on requirements, use case development, or commenting/voting on issues in the JIRA issue tracker. Please use 'adoptajsr' tag in the JIRA issue tracker. You can find all of the links you need on the JCP.org page for each JSR, for example, for JSR 366 the url is: https://jcp.org/en/egc/view?id=366 (just change the last 3 characters of the url to the JSR number you are interested in: https://jcp.org/en/egc/view?id=xxx) or see  full list of the Java EE 8 JSRs, filed to date. 

We are planning our next Adopt-a-JSR online meeting on Friday, 19 December at 10 am pacific time on some of the Java EE 8 JSRs - JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) 2.0; JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.3; JSR 371, Model-View Controller (MVC) 1.0; JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0. If you cannot join the meeting at this time, do not worry!  It will be recorded on posted on the JCP.org multimedia page.

Details for Java EE 8, Adopt-a-JSR call:

Friday, 19 December 10 am PST 

Join WebEx meeting: https://jcp.webex.com

Meeting password: 23678

1 866 682 4770 (in the US)

Outside the US find your country number or dial : +1 (408) 774-4073

conference code: 5731908

password: 23678

Please let me know if you have any questions or discuss on the mailing list with each other! I will also be hosting some office hour times next month if people want to chat more informally. Or if you have questions or would like to discuss in more detail on a 1:1 basis, I'm happy to do so.  You can ping me on twitter @heathervc or @jcp_org.

Tuesday Dec 02, 2014

JSR Updates - Java EE 8 & Java SE 9

Last week four new JSRs were submitted for public JSR Review.  The first three are focussed on Java EE 8, and the fourth is targeted for Java SE 9.  In September, the first set of Java EE 8 JSRs - eight of them - were submitted and unanimously approved, see earlier blog post, titled Java EE JSRs unanimously approved.  The new JSRs submitted last week are as follows (these are open for review now):

JSR 373, Java EE Management API 2.0, posted JSR Review. The public review closes on 8 December and the two week JCP EC Ballot starts on 9 December, closing 22 December. This JSR will update JSR 77 with REST interfaced and incorporate deployment as a standard part of the management interface. 

JSR 374, Java API for JSON Processing 1.1 (JSON-P), posted JSR Review.  The public review closes on 8 December and the two week JCP EC Ballot starts on 9 December, closing 22 December. This JSR will be an update JSR 353, JSON-P JSR.

JSR 375, Java EE Security API, posted JSR Review. The public review closes on 8 December and the two week JCP EC Ballot starts on 9 December, closing 22 December. This JSR will improve the Java EE platform by ensuring the Security API aspect is useful in the modern cloud/PaaS application paradigm.

JSR 376, Java Platform Module System, posted JSR Review. The public review closes on 8 December and the two week JCP EC Ballot starts on 9 December, closing 22 December. This JSR will define a module system for the Java Platform.  JSR 277, Java Module System, and JSR 294, Improved Modularity Support in the Java Programming Language, both currently in Dormant status, will be withdrawn.  This JSR is a central component of Project Jigsaw, an effort in the OpenJDK Community, to design and implement a standard module system for the Java SE Platform.  In Project Jigsaw there are several JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) already in progress as part of this effort: JEP 200, a modular structure for the JDK, JEP 201, the JDK source code has been modularized, and JEP 200, the format of JDK binary images is being upgraded to accommodate modules.  

Please review and comment on all of these JSRs via the project links on their JSR pages.  If you are interested in participating via the Adopt-a-JSR program, please join us for an online meeting this Friday, with a focus on Java EE 8, and guest, Linda DeMichiel.  Meeting details in the blog entry, titled Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE.


Monday Sep 22, 2014

September JSR Updates - Java EE 8 JSRs Unanimously Approved

The seven JSRs submitted in August for Java EE 8 have been unanimously approved, with 24 Yes votes, by the JCP Executive Committee, and are now open for Expert Group Nominations.  JCP Members are eligible to nominate themselves to serve on the JSR Expert Groups.  Instructions for joining the JCP program are on JCP.org.  Java User Group (JUG) members can also volunteer to help with these JSRs through the Adopt-a-JSR Program.

JSR 366, Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8 (Java EE 8) Specification, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 367, Java API for JSON Binding (JSON-B), has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 368, Java Message Service (JMS) 2.1, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 369, Java Servlet 4.0, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot . 

JSR 370, Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) 2.1, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 371, Model-View Controller (MVC) 1.0, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

JSR 372, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.3, has passed the EC JSR Approval Ballot.

Friday Sep 12, 2014

Join the Hackergarten at JavaOne 2014

Contribute to your favorite open source projects at the Hackergarten during the JavaOne 2014 Conference in San Francisco. We will have a dedicated space at the Java Hub in the Exhibit Hall, Hilton Union Square.  The space has power, a private internet network, white boards and seating for 16. Stop by any time, join a group, pick a feature or bug you want to tackle, and submit your results. Attendees will learn from Java EE, Java SE, Oracle Java Embedded, JSR Specification Leads from the JCP, and JavaFX experts on how you can impact the future of Java technologies. Bring your laptop and join us for an hour (more or less). Wi-Fi and power are available. Monday and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Java Hub in the JavaOne Exhibition Hall.  

We are just starting to fill out a preliminary schedule of the sessions for the Hackergarten now - you can sign up your project or some to one of the sessions to contribute to your favorite project.  If the time you are looking for is full,  no worries!  Just head over to the Hackergarten and we fill find space for you!  Bring your laptop and stay as long as you want--less than an hour, or most of the three days. The format remains open, the same as other Hackergartens around the world. Let me know know if you want to be added via this blog or on Twitter @jcp_org.

During Devoxx UK 2014 Hackergarten, we organized many sessions, including Java EE with Arun Gupta, Peter Pilgrim and Roberto Cortez; Java 8 sessions  with Raoul Urma, Richard Warburton, Graham Allen, Stephen Colebourne (see hands-on code examples/exercises);  David Brimley and Peter Lawrey on Data Grids--exercises with OpenHFT Collections' Shared HashMap, and using memory profilers and systems tools to see what difference SHM makes;  Anatole Tresch organized some hands-on activities with JSR 354, Money & Currency API; Mani Sarkar was leading hacking on the JDK itself, including a review of the Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit and there were also sessions on JSR 364, JCP.Next.

Andres Almiray talks about the Hackergarten during Devoxx UK 2014 in this video. 

Heather VanCura interviews two of the Devoxx UK 2014 Java 8/Lambdas participants in this video.

You can view some of the pictures from the Devoxx UK Hackergarten to see how much fun we had :-). So come join us at the JavaOne 2014 Hackergarten!!

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

July & August JSR Updates - Java EE focus!

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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 JCP.org.

This month we opened the nominations for the annual JCP Program Awards - anyone can nominate participants using the form on java.net.  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 pmo@jcp.org or use the nomination form on java.net. 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.


Tuesday May 13, 2014

May JSR updates

The end of April and the first part of May brought more JSR updates following the Java 8 launch (including the Final Release of JSR 360 & JSR 361 as part of Java 8)!  This week the JCP Executive Committee (EC) meets in London for the second Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting of 2014, hosted by EC Member, Goldman Sachs (thank you!).

We will discuss many interesting topics, including JCP.Next Working Group sessions (JSR 364 & JSR 358), JCP membership, some JSR presentations by JSR 343 Spec Lead, Nigel Deakin, and JSR 359 Spec Lead, Binod PG.  We will also have a presentation on GS Collections by Donald Raab and a Java EE use case by Mohamed Tamen.  The meeting summary and materials will be posted soon. 

The next EC Meeting, to be held on 10 June, will be a public meeting.  This meeting is open to anyone interested in attending-details will be published on this blog in early June.

Recent JSR milestone updates include:

JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, passed JSR Approval Ballot with 24 yes votes.

JSR 354, Money & Currency API, passed Public Review Ballot with 25 yes votes.

JSR 359, SIP Servlet 2.0, is open for Public Review.  The EC Public Review ballot opens 20 May.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration 8, passed their Final Approval Ballot and published a Final Release.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, passed their Final Approval Ballot and published a Final Release.

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

JSR 346, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1 published a Maintenance Release.



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).

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. 



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!

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Adopt-a-JSR Success Meeting tomorrow!

We are preparing some material for the upcoming JavaOne conference in San Francisco, discussing the Adopt-a-JSR program--we want to share the success of the program with the community.  There are twenty JUGs as participating in the Adopt-a-JSR program (and now logos for most on the Adopt-a-JSR wiki) in eight languages!


Will you share with me which JSRs your JUG is interested in and any activities you have completed? Any activity makes a difference--discussing with your JUG, reviewing JSR documents, evangelizing the JSR, organizing hack sessions, filing bugs, building applications, etc!  Comments on our activities welcome on blog entry below, or tweet with hashtag #adoptajsr.

We will have a working meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 September, to collect as much as we can together--please join if possible. 

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Meeting information
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Topic: Adopt-a-JSR success
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Meeting Number: 802 563 084
Meeting Password: 23678

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To start or join the online meeting
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Go to https://jcp.webex.com/
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Audio conference information
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+1 (866) 682-4770 (US)
Conference code: 5731908
Security code: 23678
For global access numbers https://www.intercallonline.com/listNumbersByCode.action?confCode=9454597          
Or +1 (408) 774-4073

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Announcing the 2013 JCP Award Nominees

Congratulations to the nominees of the 11th Annual JCP Program Awards. The nominations have been posted on JCP.org, where you can read the nomination text and more information about the awards and the nominees.  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to congratulate the nominees at the annual JCP Community Party. The winners will be announced during the evening community party happening this year on Monday 23 September, at the Hilton San Francisco, Cityscape, starting at 6:00 pm.

This year there are four categories: Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant (new category!).  Thank you to the community members who submitted nominations. The JCP Executive Committee votes will determine the winners of the awards.  And the nominees are...

JCP Member/Participant of the Year

  • Azul Systems, Gil Tene
  • London Java Community (LJC), Ben Evans, Martijn Verburg, Richard Warburton, Graham Allan
  • Mohamed Tamen

Outstanding Spec Lead

  • Brian Goetz, Oracle
  • Jitendra Kotamraju, Oracle
  • Anatole Tresch, Credit Suisse
  • Chris Vignola, IBM

Most Significant JSR

  • JSR 335, Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language
  • JSR 344, JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.2
  • JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform
  • JSR 354, Money and Currency API
  • JSR 355, JCP Executive Committee Merge

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant

  • BeJUG, Johan Vos
  • CeJUG, Helio Frota, Hildeberto Mendonça
  • JUG Chennai, Rajmahendra (Raj) Hegde
  • Morocco JUG and EGJUG, Mohamed Tamen, Boutaounte Faissal

Congratulations again to the nominees and we look forward to celebrating together with the community next month!


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