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    September 24, 2014

Java EE 8 JSRs Unanimously Approved!

David Delabassee
Software Evangelist

The 7 JSRs submitted in August for Java EE 8 have been unanimously approved, with 24 'Yes' votes, by the JCP Executive Committee!
The different Specification Leads are now starting to formally assemble their Expert Group (see instructions for joining the JCP). JUG members can also help with any of these JSRs through the Adopt-a-JSR Program. And in case of doubt, just reach out to the Specification Lead you wan to work with, he/she will be able to guide you (e.g. JMS).

Those recently approved JSRs added to CDI 2.0, which was approved a few weeks ago, give us an impressive initial set of 8 JSRs for Java EE 8!

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Comments ( 4 )
  • alex Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Smoother sailing now that ASF has left the boat :)

    But what's this about SAP's voting rights being suspended? I've never heard about that.

  • Harald Wellmann Thursday, September 25, 2014

    What about security enhancements? That was one of the hot topics in the community survey, but it's not included in this list - will there be additional JSRs, or does that mean that security will not be addressed in Java EE 8?

  • David Delabassee Friday, September 26, 2014

    Security is a big deal and as I said in my post, this is "only" the initial set of Java EE 8 JSRs. If everything goes as planned, some new JSRs should be announced soon. At this stage we're still in a TBC mode but we should have the following JSRs soon: Java EE Security 1.0, Java EE Management 2.0, JSON-P 1.1, JCache 1.1.


  • Anthony Ve Friday, October 10, 2014

    What are the plans for the JASPIC & JACC JSRs? In my opinion, they both have big potential, but:

    a) documentation is very scarce. The Java EE tutorial barely mentions them. Obviously this is hindering adoption: "unknown is unloved".

    b) the JSRs haven't seen a major upgrade since their introduction. Why not invest in a 2.0 version of those JSRs, to improve ease of use (similar to JMS 2.0 in Java EE 7) & eliminate their remaining issues? Arjan Tijms has written some excellent blog posts on the subject: [1] & [2].

    How will the new Java EE Security JSR integrate with JASPIC & JACC?

    Please also address the JAAS standardization issue pointed out by Arjan [3] in Java EE 8.

    [1] http://arjan-tijms.omnifaces.org/2014/03/implementing-container-authorization-in.html

    [2] http://arjan-tijms.omnifaces.org/2012/11/implementing-container-authentication.html

    [3] http://arjan-tijms.omnifaces.org/2014/02/jaas-in-java-ee-is-not-universal.html

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