EJB 3.2 can start!

With the two-week JSR Review Ballot for EJB 3.2 (JSR #345) now closed, the results are in. With 8 YES votes, one NO vote and 4 no-votes, the Executive Committee for SE/EE has approved this ballot and the JSR can proceed with forming an expert group (link to join). EJB 3.2 is scheduled to be integrated into Java EE 7 in 2012 and will focus on PaaS requirements (mainly multi-tenancy) as well as possibly as factoring out container-managed transactions. Check out the JSR main page ...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

JCP Special election this month

Voting unanimously on the Java EE 7 JSRs was excellent news for the future of the platform but some were quick to point out that the number of voters was not the same as usual. Indeed the SE/EE Executive Committee was missing 3 out of 15 members with the recent resignations of the Apache Foundation, Doug Lea and Tim Peierls (2 ratified seats and one elected seat). The good news is that elections to replace these departing members have now been scheduled with Bruno Souza...

Friday, April 15, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

Marching towards a Java EE 7 fullhouse of JSRs - CDI 1.1 & EJB 3.2

You might have missed (I did) the filling of the EJB 3.2 JSR last week. This is the follow up to Linda's "" entry posted last month. In addition to the multi-tenancy cloud requirements, factoring out transactions in a similar way interceptors became a standalone specification is one of the interesting goals of this work. Just yesterday JBoss/RedHat has also submitted JSR 346, aka CDI 1.1 and Pete "CDI/Weld" Muir has a blog with further details. We're looking here...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

April is Java month around the world

Next week will probably be one of the busiest week for Java conferences. There are many Java events scheduled this Spring (some reports here and there) with JavaEE/GlassFish often covered by various team and community members. Here's a list of upcoming events : • April 11-13: JAX London - UK • April 12-13: JavaOne Russia - Moscow • April 12-14: CONFESS 2011 - Vienna, Austria • April 12-13: QCon Tokyo, Japan • April 14-15: Miracle Open World - Billunf, Denmark • April 14: OTN...

Saturday, April 9, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

Antonio's take on Java EE adoption

Java Champion and Java EE book author Antonio Goncalves was been recently interviewed over at DZone by GlassFish user Hamlet D'Arcy about current and future Java EE. The discussion covers how to move to Java EE 6, from "do nothing" to full Java EE & CDI adoption with intermediary steps such as BeanValidation, simpler EJB packaging, standard JNDI names, or removing useless DAOs. Based on his experience as an independent consultant Antonio shares some of his ideas for the future...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

JavaEE 7 transparency: JSRs as open projects on

With a good number of JavaEE 7 JSRs officially started after a successful EC vote, it's time to finalize expert groups and actually get to work! To do that, every JSR with Oracle as a spec lead (including the umbrella Java EE 7) will be driven in the open on Being a project on will have the USERS mailing lists serve as "reflectors" of the expert group lists and also allow list members to post among themselves. The issue tracker (now Jira-based), the wiki...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | JavaEE | Read More

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