Saturday May 14, 2016

Java Community Process (JCP) version 2.10 with a Focus on Broadening JCP Membership

As part of the JCP.Next effort, the third JSR to be released as part of the JCP program reforms, JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, will take effect as JCP 2.10. The first in the effort was JSR 348, which increased JSR Expert Group transparency, took effect as JCP 2.8 in 2011. The second in the effort was JSR 355, EC Merge, which merged the two Executive Committees into one, took effect in 2012, and was finished being implemented in 2013. The EC serves as the Expert Group for these efforts.  EC members guide the evolution of the Java technologies by approving and voting on all technology proposals (Java Specification Requests, or JSRs). They are also responsible for defining the JCP's rules of governance and the legal agreement between members and the organization. They provide guidance to the Program Management Office (PMO) and they represent the interests of the JCP to the broader community.

As of 12 May, JCP 2.10 is in effect.  Heather VanCura, Director of the Program Management Office (PMO) served as Specification Lead for JSR 364 and the Executive Committee served as the Expert Group. We are excited to introduce the latest version of the JCP program to the community. In 2014, the EC started working group meetings around the participation of Individual Java developers interested in contributing through the JCP program. We decided to initiate JSR 364 to broaden JCP membership by defining new membership classes, changing existing membership categories, enabling participation by the community, while at the same time eliminating barriers to participation and ensuring the appropriate Intellectual Property commitments were in place from JCP Members.  We think the community will be empowered to increase their participation in the JCP program.

JCP 2.10 includes the following updates designed to eliminate barriers to membership in the JCP Program and ensure that participation in the JCP Program is covered by an appropriate agreement.

  • Process definitions added to JCP Process Document.
  • Introduce new membership levels to the JCP Program - Associate (no employer signature required), Partner, Full Memberships. See workflow chart and membership page.
  • Implement support for new membership levels, including Electronic Signatures.
  • Change in Maintenance process timing - flexibility in review times, length of ballot.
  • Eliminate all membership fees.
  • Add Contributor Role to JSR Expert Groups - Associate and Full Members can serve as Contributors on Expert Groups.
  • Changes to Spec must be received at least 10 days prior to end of Public Review period and published at least 7 days prior to end of Review.
  • At Final Release and Maintenance Release, Spec Leads and Maintenance Leads must state whether they anticipate further changes through (additional) Maintenance Releases.
  • Modify JCP EC Elections process to add Associate Seats and flexibility in timing of Elections.
  • Add Evaluation Checklist for Process Change JSRs.
  • Transition period for the EC from JCP 2.9 to JCP 2.10.

For more information regarding the new version of the JCP Program, please refer to the JCP 2.10 Process Document and the JCP Participation Page, including a Process Flow chart and Participation Roles chart.

Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

Last Day Sessions in Early Adopter Area of JavaLand Conference

This is the week of the JavaLand conference in Bruhl Germany.  We have been having fun in the Community Hall of the conference with many Java community project leaders and members.  Today in the Early Adopter Area and tables we will have the following scheduled discussion sessions and a contest and instruction on getting OpenJDK running on your machine.  The sessions for today are as follows:
  • CDI and Security JSR - Anatole Tresch and David Blevins - 11:00 a.m.
  • Broadening JCP Membership - Heather VanCura - 12:00 p.m.
  • JavaServer Faces and Servlet 4.0 - Ed Burns - 1:00 p.m.
  • Agorava - Werner Keil - 2:00 p.m.

If you are attending JavaLand this week, please stop by and see us!

Saturday Dec 12, 2015

JCP Public EC Meeting 15 December

The 2015 JCP Executive Committee (EC) Elections are complete and the first meeting of the EC will happen on Tuesday 15 December. Join us for a one hour meeting to hear from each of the EC members about their involvement in Java and the JCP - how they feel about the work we've done in the past year or two, and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.

JCP Public EC Meeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

Meet the JCP EC Candidates on Friday 6 November

The 2015 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations process has closed.  The ballot will open Tuesday, 10 November, but the nomination materials have been posted on and we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' call on Friday, 6 November at 10:00 AM PST. 

The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle.  This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 3 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. And the candidates this year are...

RATIFIED - 8 Candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Red Hat, SouJava, IBM. 

ELECTED - 6 Candidates (for 3 open seats): Eclipse, Jelastic, Jokl Technologies, London Java Community, Tomitribe, Twitter.

Meet the JCP EC Candidates Call (will be recorded and published on details:

Friday, November 6, 2015

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The ballot will be open 10-23 November 2015 with results published on 24 November! 

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Congrats to the JCP 2015 Annual Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards! The winners are posted on, 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, cake, drinks, the NullPointers aka the Java Community Band, Duke photo opportunities, door prizes, and a raffle.

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.  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 for the 2015 JCP Annual Awards::

JCP Member/Participant of the Year: Adam Bien

Outstanding Spec Lead: Anatole Tresch

Most Significant JSR:  JSR 363, Units of Measurement API

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant: Raj Hegde, JUG Chennai

Congratulations again to all of the JCP Program Award Nominees and Winners, as well as the attendees of the annual JCP party-- the Java Community (YOU) make the party!

Sunday Oct 18, 2015

The JCP 2015 Executive Committee Nominees & Meeting

The 2015 Java Community Process (JCP) program Executive Committee (EC) nominations period has closed. The ballot will not open until Tuesday, 10 November, but the nomination materials for all of the candidates have been posted on This year we decided to allow the community to have a bit more time to get to know the candidates - we have extended the time between the nominations period and the opening of the ballot.  To that end, we will have a 'Meet the Candidates' meeting during the week of JavaOne in San Francisco, CA USA on Sunday 25 October at 6:30 pm as part of User Group Sunday in Moscone South (this is also known as the Public JCP EC Meeting) and will include some tasty beverages to get the conversation started, read beer ;).

UGF11076    JCP Meet the Executive Committee: Main Room in Moscone South, 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM

The EC has a total of 25 members - 16 Ratified Seats, 8 Elected Seats and one permanent seat held by Oracle. This year there are 8 Ratified seats and 3 Elected seats up for election by the JCP Membership. JCP Members vote on the ballot to determine the JCP EC Members for the upcoming term.  And the candidates this year are... 

RATIFIED - 8 Candidates: Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Red Hat, SouJava, IBM. 

ELECTED - 6 Candidates (for 3 open seats): Eclipse, Jelastic, Jokl Technologies, London Java Community, Tomitribe, Twitter.

Please join us on next week to meet the candidates! If you are not attending JavaOne 2015 (and I highly recommend that you do - check out the other JCP related activities at JavaOne, including the Hackergarten), we will also host a teleconference with the candidates are Thursday, 6 November at 10:00 AM Pacific Time. The recording of this call will be available on the multimedia page if you cannot attend live.

The 2015 EC Election ballot will open on 10 November for JCP Members to cast their votes, which will determine the JCP EC Members for the 2015-2016 term. The ballot will remain open until 23 November at midnight PST, and the results of the election will be published on 24 November.

JCP Members: please take this opportunity you have to influence the direction of Java by being informed and voting for the members of the EC!

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Learn the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne 2015 San Francisco

It is that time of year again!  Time to attend the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.  Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 13th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday through Thursday during JavaOne 2015. We look forward to seeing you there (full article).

Sunday 10/25/15
  • JCP Public EC Meeting & Meeting the EC Candidates at JavaOne
    Session ID:UGF11083

    This event is also known as the JCP Public Executive Committee Face-to-Face Meeting.
    Location: Moscone South, Rooms 308/309
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Monday 10/26/15
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • The 13th Annual JCP Awards Presentation and Party
    JCP members, JUG members, Adopt-a-JSR participants, JavaOne attendees... all are invited to the always anticipated JCP Party. This is the place to interact with colleagues from around the world--Expert Group members, Spec Leads of the most popular Java standards, JUG Leaders and EC members. Participants will enjoy spectacular views of the city in the evening, appetizers and drinks, pick up door prizes, enter our annual raffle and cheer on the recipients of the coveted JCP Program Awards. Plus a photo opportunities with Duke.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Cityscape (at the top of the Hilton Hotel)
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Reserve your ticket now!

Tuesday 10/27/15
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM throughout the conference

  • Participate in the Future of
    Session ID: CON5434

    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Golden Gate 2/3
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Meet the Java Standards Leaders
    Session ID: BOF3770

    Location: Parc 55 Wyndham, Mission
    Time: 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Wednesday 10/1/14
  • Hackergarten
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square - Java Hub at the Java Exhibition Hall
    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • JCP Meet and Greet
    Spec Leads, JCP Members, and Adopt-a-JSR participants are encouraged to stop by for drinks and appetizers.
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 22
    Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday 10/2/14
  • JCP Meeting Room
    JCP Spec Leads can reserve the room in advance by sending an email to
    Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Time: Open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM throughout the conference

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

2015 JCP EC Nominations Open

It is that time of year again! Nominations for the 2015 JCP Executive Committee (EC) have opened! The JCP will accept self-nominations for the 3 Elected Seats through Monday, 28 September.  More on the JCP Elections process is on Elections page of

JCP Members (JSPA 2 Primary Contacts) should have received email messages with instructions for nominating and their login credentials via email yesterday (on Tuesday 15 September). You will need this credential information to login and complete the nomination. The ballot with nominees for Ratified and Elected seats will be open from 10-23 November. All JCP Members can then cast their votes for the open EC seats. The results will be available on on 24 November.

If you are interested in learning more about the role of JCP EC, see the JCP Process section on the EC and the current EC page on

Please also plan to attend the Public EC Meeting and Meet the Candidates during the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco on Sunday, 25 October in Moscone West (last session of the day - time TBD) and the Meet the Candidates call (Thursday, 6 November at 10:00 AM Pacific Time). We will primarily highlight the elected (vs ratified) candidates at the "Meet the Candidates Call". This is a great opportunity for the candidates to present their qualification statements to the eligible voters.

I will be highlighting nominations on Twitter (@jcp_org), and am looking forward to seeing many JCP members step forward in this nomination process!  

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

JCP 2015 Award Nominees

Congratulations to the nominees of the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards!  The community gets together every year during JavaOne to celebrate the nominees at the JCP Party.  The winners will be announced during the evening at the party, happening on Monday, 26 October, at the amazing Cityscape venue on top of the Hilton in San Francisco.  This year there are four categories of awards:  Member of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR, and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.  Thank you to the community members who submitted nominations the JCP Executive Committee will vote to determine the winners of the awards. The nominees for 2015 are....

Member/Participant of the Year:

  • Arjan Tijms (Zeef): Arjan has been very active and provides great input into many expert groups including Java EE, JSF and Java EE Security. He also actively evangelizes Java EE. He is a great example of what we should expect from an individual in the JCP and deserves to be recognized.
  • Adam Bien: Adam has consistently been part of key Java EE JSRs and consistently helps evangelize them in the community. In fact it would not be inaccurate to say that Adam is the highest profile evangelist for Java EE and the JCP. We should recognize Adam for his continued contributions.
  • Ivar Grimstad: Ivar is a newcomer to the JCP but is already leaving his mark. Most notably as a member of the MVC specification he has been putting a lot of effort towards evangelizing it in addition to Java EE generally. We should encourage Ivar by recognizing his efforts.
  • David Blevins (Tomitribe): David has long been a strong supporter of the JCP in many Java EE related JSRs and continues his sincere hard work. He has also long been a strong advocate of Java EE in the community. We should recognize David for his contributions.
  • Alex Soto: Alex has jumped into the JSON-P EG and in a few weeks, he became the most active (non Oracle) EG member for this JSR. He has also contributed part of the RI. Alex also does a lot of evangelism for 'his' JSR (JUGs, Devoxx, JavaOne, etc.).

Outstanding Spec Lead: 

  • Anatole Tresch: Anatole has successfully seen the Money & Currency API, JSR 354, to completion. In doing so, he has collaborated extensively with his Expert Group members as well as the broader Java community by actively participating in many hack days and hackergartens around the word, and speaking at numerous developer conferences.
  • Manfred Riem and Santiago Pericas-Geertsen: Despite the resource and scheduling challenges in Java EE 8 JSRs, Santiago and Manfred have made steady progress in the JSR 370, MVC 1.0 specification. They have also successfully engaged a number of folks from the community in the specification and RI.
  • Antoine Sabot-Durand: Antoine has made solid and fast progress in the key CDI specification. He has an ambitious set of technical goals, runs an open community and operates extremely transparently. We should recognize Antoine as a measure of encouragement. 
  • Greg Luck, Brian Oliver and Cameron Purdy: After an extended development process, Greg, Brian and Cameron successfully led JSR 107, JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API, to completion and in the year since final release have five compatible implementations listed on

Most Significant JSR:

  • JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) 2: CDI has long been a key enabler for Java EE and an important specification to the community. CDI 2 is a very timely major investment in the specification. The CDI 2 specification is also moving steadily forward with it's ambitious technical goals in a completely transparent fashion.
  • JSR 371, Model View Controller (MVC) 1.0: MVC is attempting to standardize a very mature space with strong non-standard competitors. The specification also needs to contend with the strong JSF ecosystem. So far the spec leads have done a great job of creating traction behind the specification and community excitement. MVC 1.0  Give us a action based MVC based on REST, is so helpful and easy to learn. This is the end of JSF vs Spring MVC battle. Now we'll have two MVC frameworks, standards and both are great.
  • JSR 363, Units of Measurement API: It's the first JSR targeted to help with the Internet of Things, tackling sensor readings from edge devices and measurements in a standard way. Made to work on multiple environments, both Java ME 8 Embedded and Java SE makes it versatile across a large number of platforms and devices. JSR 363 is also the first and so far only JSR other than the core Java ME 8 JSR 361 (MEEP) utilizing optionality and modularity towards both a minimal footprint on very small devices and a Java 9 / Jigsaw compliant future.
  • JSR 354, Money and Currency API: As one of the few "domain driven" JSRs it helped solve problems like consistent monetary representation, rounding or formatting amounts in areas that had long been unresolved by the JDK. As well as exchange rate providers for the most important institutions making rates available or specialized FX providers that are now able to offer their rates and services in a standard compliant manner. Most importantly, JSR 354 seems the only JSR so far to offer a dual-platform RI for Java 8 and older versions at the same time when it went Final. 

Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant:

  • Josh Juneau/Chicago JUG: Josh has done a great job engaging with Java EE 8 specifications and evangelizing the Adopt-a-JSR program itself. This is both within the Chicago JUG but also in the broader community. His efforts should be recognized as encouragement to him and others. 
  • Olena Syrota and Oleg Tsal-Tsalko/Ukraine JUG: Contributing to JSR 367 test code-base (, promoting ‘Adopt a JSR’ and JSON-B spec at JUG UA meetings ( and also at JavaDay Lviv conference (
  • Anakar Parida/JUG Hyderabad: Anakar helped through Adopt-a-JSR with JSR 363 and related Units of Measurement projects. Especially UoM-Tools to import and sync Unit data like CLDR (in this case helping apply JSR 353/374 JSON-P he also adopted these 2 JSRs) or a Fitbit client for Units of Measurement utilizing the Agorava Project and with it CDI, JAX-RS, JSON and other standards like OAuth. 
  • Rajmahendra Hegde/JUG Chennai: JUG Chennai been the first JUG from India to Adopt-a-JSR and have been contributing in the program as a Community over the last four years. They've been part of Adopt Java EE 7, Java Money and Currency and Unit of Measurement JSR. They also serve as Expert Group Members in JSR 354, Money and Currency API, JSR 363, Units of Measurement API and JSR 365, Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0. Apart from core JSR contribution, the Chennai JUG also participates in regular JSR review program, Hackergartens and contributed to many open source projects.

Tuesday Aug 25, 2015

2015 JCP EC Elections Start in September

The 2015 Fall Executive Committee Elections will be starting in September.

The nominations period of the Elections will begin on 15 September. The JCP will accept nominations for Elected seats through 28 September. The ballot will be open from 10-23 November. The results will be available on on 24 November.

If you have an interest in participating in the JCP EC, please start preparing the materials now. If you have any questions, please send us an email:

Monday Aug 03, 2015

Nominations for the 13th Annual JCP Program Awards are OPEN

The nominations for the 13th annual JCP Program Awards are now open - the Java Community Process (JCP) program celebrates success and the awards are an excellent opportunity to highlight the success of leaders in the Java community.

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 four awards: JCP Member/Participant of the Year, Outstanding Spec Lead, Most Significant JSR and Outstanding Adopt-a-JSR Participant.

This year’s unveiling will occur at JavaOne in October 2015, and the nomination period will be open until August 17.

Descriptions of the 2015 JCP Award Categories:

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.

Nomination Form is open to the public for nominations until 17 August. 

Tuesday May 05, 2015

Public JCP EC Meeting 12 May at 8:00 am PDT

The next JCP EC Meeting, and the first Public JCP EC Meeting open to the Java Community, is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 May at 08:00 AM Pacific (GMT -07:00).  The meeting will include an update on the latest JCP.Next JSR, JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership.  Meeting details are below.

We hope you will join us, but if you cannot attend, the recording and materials will also be public on the multimedia page.  The minutes and materials from the April 2015 Teleconference, are available if you want to catch up on the latest discussions. Looking forward to it!

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Monday May 04, 2015

New Star Spec Lead Announced - Anatole Tresch

Congratulations to the newest Star Spec Lead, Anatole Tresch. Anatole is the Spec Lead for JSR 354, Money & Currency API.  JSR 354 is currently in Final Approval Ballot.

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

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

Anatole provided the following comments upon receiving the news that he was selected as Star Spec Lead, "When I was reading the first time that I was selected as Star Spec Lead, I really had to read it twice. I really feel honored, especially as someone outside of the US with a non English maternal language. At the same time, my thanks also goes to so many enthusiastic community members, who supported our JSR during Hackergartens, adopting sessions and giving feedback. And finally a big thanks goes also to my wife, who had to look after my 3 boys during the time I was working on the JSR." 

Please join me in congratulating Anatole! 

Tuesday Mar 31, 2015

JavaLand populated by Early Adopters

The JCP was a sponsor of the Early Adopter area at JavaLand in Germany last week.  This is a summary by guest blogger, Andreas Badelt - DOAG (@sigjava). 

The second edition of JavaLand again lived up to the motto "From the Community for the Community". The "Early Adopters' Area" was one of the central initiatives in this. Its focus is mainly on the two activities where the Community gets involved to bring core Java forward: Adopt-a-JSR to support the Specification Requests which define the language and platform standards, and Adopt-OpenJDK to support the development of the JVM and JDK.

Over the two days of JavaLand, around 100 people joined us in the area - JSR Expert group leads and OpenJDK evangelists discussing the latest features and standards with conference attendees. They shared their knowledge and encouraged attendees to contribute to the future of Java, while at the same time taking home a lot of valuable feedback for their work.

The Early Adopters' Area is not designed as a mass event - it very much lives from the intense discussions and from the balance between scheduled mini-workshops, hacking, and spontaneous sessions and group discussions. That way, it offers more for people to connect with each other, and also dive much deeper into the core of Java.

The "lineup" this year was even better than 2014, there was something in for everybody:
- Heather vanCura gave insight how to get involved with the Java Community Process as such and the Adopt-a-JSR initiative. 
- Ed Burns discussed JavaServer Faces and HTTP/2 in Java SE 9.
- Anatole Tresch presented the Money&Currency specification, as well as Apache Tamaya, the intended start for a Java Configuration JSR.
- Mani Sarkar and Daniel Bryant talked about the OpenJDK and showed people how to compile their own version of upcoming JDK9 using the new modularisation.
- Alex Snaps and Peter Lawrey provided tips & tricks on JCache and also talked about the (erstwhile withdrawn) Data Grids JSR.
- Roland Huß gave insight into the just started Java EE Management JSR and the Jolokia project which may be a starting point for the reference implementation.
- Ivar Grimstad brought details and practical examples of the new MVC JSR.
- Andres Almiray took the new Desktop|Embedded Application API to JavaLand, and also showed the Asciidoctor project together with Dan Allen, as well as "useful gradle plugins".
- Yara and Vinicius Senger demonstrated their pre-assembled IoT computer Surfboard and different usage scenarios.
- Bruno Borges talked about WebFX: JavaFX plus Nashorn Javascript.
- Mark Struberg, Bruno Borges, Arun Gupta and others started a deep dive discussion on CDI.
- Also, there were two combined vJUG/Nighthacking live sessions on Adopt-a-JSR and Adopt-OpenJDK with Heather, Ed, Andres, Anatole, Mani, Daniel which were broadcast from JavaLand. Check out the Nighthacking Interview Videos.

And probably some of the ad-hoc sessions and group discussions that took place are missing in the list, as it was just too much too keep track of everything. Some pictures of the area are on the JCP Flickr site.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this vibrant event, take your enthusiasm on to help shaping the future of Java. And hopefully see you again next March at JavaLand 2016!

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015

Javaland Day 2 Early Adopter Area

Javaland 2015 in Phantasialand Germany - day two begins! The fun will continue in the Early Adopter & Hackergaren area in the Community Hall.  Below find the schedule and topics for today.

Topics today include the Java Community Process (JCP), Adopt-a-JSR, Adopt OpenJDK, JSR 373, Java Management 2.0 API, JSR 354, Money and Currency API, JSR 107, JCACHE, JSR 377, Embedded|Desktop Application API, WebFX - Java FX & Nashorn Javascript, Internet of Things and Asciidoctor.

Come say hello and learn about your favorite Java projects!  Thank you to our sponsors of the Early Adopter Area: JCP, Mendeley, JetBrains, Zeroturnaround, JClarity, DOAG e.V.

Wed 9 - 12

Mani Sarkar / Daniel Bryant/ Heather VanCura / Anatole Tresch/ Alex Snaps / Andres Almiray/Peter Lawrey

Wed 12 - 15

Mani Sarkar / Daniel Bryant / Heather VanCura / Anatole Tresch/ Roland Huss/ Alex Snaps / Andres Almiray

Wed 15 - 17

Ed Burns/Mani Sarkar/ Daniel Bryant / Heather VanCura/ Anatole Tresch / Andres Almiray

Bruno Borges

15:45 Adopt-a-JSR session with vJUG (Nighhacking stage)

16:00 CDI with Mark Struberg, Bruno Borges, Arun Gupta

Wed 11

Andres Almiray - Useful Gradle Plugins (30 mins)

Heather VanCura - JCP Update./How to participate in the JCP (corporate or individuals) and Adopt-a-JSR program (Nighthacking)

Wed 12

Daniel Bryant & Mani Sarkar - OpenJDK Java SE - Java 8 and 9 (as part of the OpenJDK project)

Wed 13

Roland Huss - On the way to a new Java EE Management Standard (20-30 mins)

Wed 14

Yara & Vinicious Senger Internet of Things

Wed 15

Ed Burns - HTTP 2.0; 15:30 - Bruno Borges - WebFX


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