Java EE 7 has been filed as JSR 342

Taking a little break from the coverage of the GlassFish 3.1 release, here is some important news coming from the JCP front: Java EE 7 has been filed as JSR 342.

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If you've been tracking this space the main themes should come as no surprise: Cloud, Latest web standards, Modularity, and Ease of Development. To familiarize yourself more with the current thinking around Java EE 7, I'd like to remind you of this recent interview with spec lead Roberto Chinnici.

The proposal suggests the addition of two new JSRs : Concurrency Utilities for Java EE (JSR-236) and JCache (JSR-107) as well as updates to JPA, JAX-RS, JSF, Servlets, EJB, JSP, EL, JMS, JAX-WS, CDI, Bean Validation, JSR-330, JSR-250, and Java Connector Architecture (more on some of them in a later post). There are also two new APIs under discussion: a Java Web Sockets API and a Java JSON API. Also worth reading is the "transparency" paragraph of the proposed JSR.

Of course it's only a proposal at this point, albeit a solid one. The JSR needs to be voted, the expert group needs to form and deliver the specification. The hope is to complete the JSR by Q3 2012.

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