Java EE 7 - because the platform is greater than the sum of its parts
By alexismp on Mar 06, 2011
With Java EE 7 currently in the ballot alongside with some of its constituting JSRs (and others already on their way), it's now time for some non-Oracle-lead JSRs to start their work and BeanValidation 1.0 spec lead Emmanuel Bernard has an idea or two on what the expert group should focus on for the next release.
In fact, the list of features is quite precise starting with "Integration with other specs". This will go beyond the JPA and JSF integration done as part of BeanValidation 1.0 and extend the scope to JAX-RS parameters, JAXB, CDI, and more JPA, taking the idea of specifications designed to work together (a recent theme introduced in Java EE 6) yet one step further. Emmanuel's post already has a nice set of comments and further feedback can be shared on the Bean Validation forum.
Some more JSRs we should soon hear from : JSR-107 (JCache), CDI.next and maybe others.
Java EE 7, if it passes the current ballot, is currently scheduled to deliver in the second half of 2012.