Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

Java EE 7 Platform Completes the JCP Final Approval Ballot

I'm happy to announce that the Java EE 7 Platform and Web Profile JSR has just passed the JCP Executive Committee Final Approval Ballot, with the support of an overwhelming majority of the committee members. This completes the JCP approval process for all of the JSRs under the Java EE 7 umbrella.

This Java EE 7 Platform release — the first under Oracle's stewardship — comprises the following 14 JSRs and 9 Maintenance Releases (MRs), including the JSRs led by our partners in this effort, Red Hat (CDI and Bean Validation) and IBM (Batch). Of these JSRs, the WebSocket, JSON, Concurrency, and Batch JSRs are new to the Java EE Platform with this release.


  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (JSR 342)
  • Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0 (JSR 236)
  • Java Persistence 2.1 (JSR 338)
  • JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.0 (JSR 339)
  • Java Servlet 3.1 (JSR 340)
  • Expression Language 3.0 (JSR 341)
  • Java Message Service 2.0 (JSR 343)
  • JavaServer Faces 2.2 (JSR 344)
  • Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2 (JSR 345)
  • Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1 (JSR 346)
  • Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349)
  • Batch Applications for the Java Platform 1.0 (JSR 352)
  • Java API for JSON Processing 1.0 (JSR 353)
  • Java API for WebSocket 1.0 (JSR 356)
  • Web Services for Java EE 1.4 (JSR 109)
  • Java Authorization Service Provider Contract for Containers 1.5 (JACC 1.5) (JSR 115)
  • Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers 1.1 (JASPIC 1.1) (JSR 196)
  • JavaServer Pages 2.3 (JSR 245)
  • Common Annotations for the Java Platform 1.2 (JSR 250)
  • Interceptors 1.2 (JSR 318)
  • Java EE Connector Architecture 1.7 (JSR 322)
  • Java Transaction API 1.2 (JSR 907)
  • JavaMail 1.5 (JSR 919)

We'd like to thank all of the community members who have contributed to this process — in particular the members of our Expert Groups, members of our JSR projects on java.net (operating in the open under the JCP transparency program), members of the JUGs participating in the Adopt-a-JSR program, and participants in our outreach surveys.

Stay tuned for our Java EE 7 GlassFish Reference Implementation release, coming shortly within the next couple of weeks.

Anthony Lai on Java EE Concurrency Utilities

The 129th episode of the Java Spotlight podcast features an interview with Java EE Concurrency Utilities (JSR 236) spec lead Anthony Lai. As you may be aware, the Java EE Concurrency Utilities has been a long awaited and very important foundational API, especially for third party vendors to more easily integrate with the underlying application server runtime. Anthony talks with Roger Brinkley about the motivation for the JSR, it's long history, some of the API details, current status and the future.

You can listen to the full podcast here. It's really a great starting point for learning about the Java EE Concurrency Utilities. You can certainly give the proposed final draft a read yourself (the API recently passed it's final approval ballot). At fifty some pages, it is a very digestible specification. You can also try the API out with a GlassFish promoted build.