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 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 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 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).

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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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 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).


  • 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!!


  • 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.


  • 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:; 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.


  • 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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Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

JSR Updates - August 2013

The latest JSR updates for your comments, review and reading pleasure...

JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, posted a Public Review, and is currently on the JCP EC ballot. The Public Review ballot closes on 9 September.

JSR 206, Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) 1.3, posted a Maintenance Release 2.

JSR 302, Safety Critical Java Technology, posted a second Early Draft Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

JSR 333, Content Repository API for Java Technology 2.1, posted a Proposed Final Draft.

JSR 360, Connected Limited Device Configuration 8, posted a Public Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, posted a Public Review.  This review closes on 26 September.

The JCP.Next effort continues with JSR 358, A major revision of the Java Community Process.  Read about 'Where We Are and How We Are Doing', and attend the JCP happenings at JavaOne 2013 to find out more!

Tuesday Jun 18, 2013

2013 JCP Award Nominations Open

The time has arrived to open nominations for the 2013 JCP Annual Awards (Hall of Fame page)!  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 (new category), and Most Significant JSR. This year’s unveiling will again occur at the Annual JCP Community Party held in San Francisco. 

The 11th JCP Annual Awards Nominations are now open until 12 July 2013. Submit nominations via email to or use the nomination form on

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 Jun 04, 2013

JSR updates and upcoming Public EC Meeting

The remaining Java EE 7 JSRs have published their Final Releases.  Java ME Embedded continues to move forward, as well as JCP.Next.

JSR 342, Java Enterprise Edition 7 (Java EE 7) Specification, has published its Final Release.  Remember to register for the Java EE Launch Webinar next week on 12 June.

JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, has published its Final Release.

JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1, has published its Final Release.

JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2, has published its Final Release.

JSR 361, Java ME Embedded Profile, Early Draft Review.  The review closes 30 June.

JSR 358, A Major Revision of the Java Community Process, has passed its JSR Renewal Ballot. From the Renewal Ballot: The subject-matter of this JSR (licensing, compatibility, intellectual-property) are extremely complex and require a great deal of discussion and negotiation between the lawyers and business representatives of the various EC companies and organizations. We've been working diligently on the JSR and have made significant progress. We held extensive discussions during our recent face-to-face meeting in Zurich (as we have done at each f2f meeting since the JSR was submitted) and during that meeting the Expert Group agreed to move forward with a series of proposals. Nevertheless, it is likely to be several months before we can produce an Early Draft for review.

Attend the first public EC Meeting of 2013 next week, on 11 June, to hear an update on JSR 358 and JCP.Next progress--details to follow later this week.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

JSR updates - April 30

The final set of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7 Platform JSRs have passed their Executive Committee (EC) Final Approval Ballots yesterday!

  • JSR 236, Concurrency Utilities for Java EE, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 340, Java Servlet 3.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 342, Java EE 7, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 345, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.
  • JSR 346,  Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 19 yes votes.

Last week, the following four JSRs passed their EC Final Approval Ballots.

  • JSR 338, Java Persistence 2.1, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 339, JAX-RS 2.0, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 341, Expression Language 3.0, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.
  • JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, passed the EC Final Approval Ballot with 22 yes votes.

On 15 April,  JSR 344, JavaServer Faces 2.2, passed EC Final Approval Ballot with 20 'yes' votes.

And as you may recall from earlier this month, the following four JSRs also passed their Final Approval Ballots.

  • JSR 343, Java Message Service 2.0,  passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.
  • JSR 349,  Bean Validation 1.1, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.
  • JSR 352, Batch Applications for the Java Platform, passed the FAB with 21 Executive Committee 'yes' votes, and 1 'abstain'.
  • JSR 353, Java API for JSON Processing, passed the FAB with 22 Executive Committee 'yes' votes.

These fourteen (!) Java EE 7 JSRs will soon be posting their Final Releases on

In addition, JSR 360, CLDC 8, recently posted their Early Draft Review; the review closes on 14 May.  There are more JSRs entering Early Draft Reviews that will be posted soon, as well as many Maintenance Releases following the active period of Maintenance Reviews that closed in the last month. Stay tuned for details!  


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