Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

JCP News (July)

Welcome to the second installment of the JCP news focused on the server side. And despite the summertime, July has been a busy month!

We now have the first Java EE 8 component JSR: JSR 365 (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java 2.0). The CDI 2.0 JSR has passed the review ballot so the EG can now be formed and start the technical work. Check here to see what the CDI 2.0 plans are.

In addition, several JSR draft proposals have been published to gather feedback before they are submitted to the JCP: JMS 2.1Servlet 4.0JSF 2.3 and JSONB.

Those 5 JSRs (CDI 2.0, JMS 2.1, Servlet 4.0, JSF 2.3 and JSONB) are targeted for inclusion in Java EE 8. We are still in the early days but we can now start to see a path towards Java EE 8!

On the Java EE 7 front, JSR 356 has recently passed the maintenance release ballot : Java API for WebSocket 1.1. The upcoming GlassFish 4.1 (Java EE 7 Reference Implementation) should include a Tyrus release (JSR 356 RI) that supports WebSocket 1.1.

In July, ZEEF has joined the JCP as a Corporate Member, Zeef will be represented by Arjan Tijms who is well known in the Java EE community. I am sure Arjan's knowledge on security, JSF and Java EE in general will be extremly valuable!

Finally, the 'Broadening JCP Membership' JSR (JSR 364) has posted an Early Draft Review. You should definitely check this JSR as it is key for the future of the Java Community!