Here's a quick recap of some of the recent Java EE 8 news.
The JAX-RS 2.1 EG (JSR 370) has posted an Early Draft that covers 2 of the 3 big-ticket JAX-RS 2.1 features: SSE support and a Reactive Client API. The details on Non Blocking IO support, the 3rd big-ticket feature, are now also being discussed. To get a good overview of JAX-RS 2.1, check the presentation that Santiago Pericas-Geertsen (JAX-RS 2.1 co-Spec Lead) did at Devoxx US (video will be published soon).
The Java EE Security API EG (JSR 375) has posted its first Early Draft. For both JAX-RS 2.1 and the Java EE Security API make sure to read the drafts and provides your feedback in time!
The Servlet 4 EG (JSR 369
) is also making progress towards another Early Draft; they have just published an updated schedule
that align with the Java EE 8 global schedule. In parallel, we are observing progress on the Reference Implementation work (e.g. Server Push support
is being added).
JavaMail should get a Maintenance Release for Java EE 8 (see details here
), a Release Candidate of JavaMail 1.6 is available here
In other news, IBM has confirmed
that they are not planning to do a Maintenance Release of the Batch API (JSR 352
) for Java EE 8.
As usual, feedback and participation are encouraged! You should expect more news shortly including an update on the plans to move away from Java.Net.