JSR 299 - WebBeans is Dead. Long Live Java Contexts and Dependency Injection!
By pelegri on Jan 25, 2009
Although I already mentioned the News on Friday I think it deserves its own entry with a more noticeable title.
WebBeans is no more; the specification created by the JSR 299 Expert Group (under Gavin King) has been revised substantially and has been renamed to Java Context and Dependenty Injection. Perhaps a less catchy name but, as Gavin indicates, this has been done...
...to better reflect the fact that the focus of 299 is the definition of services that apply to all EE component types, rather than the creation of a new component model