One of the topics we will cover at the Jakarta EE Update call on January 15 at 11:00 a.m. EST (please use this meeting ID) is a retrospective on the Jakarta EE 8 release that was conducted by the Jakarta EE Steering Committee. The process included including solicitation of input from contributors to specifications, implementers of specifications, users of specifications and those observing from the outside. The goal of the retrospective was to collect feedback on the Jakarta EE 8 delivery process that can be turned into action items to improve our delivery of subsequent releases, and enable as much of the community to participate as possible.
The full retrospective document is published here. Some of the retrospective highlights include:
1) Areas that went well
2) Areas for improvement
3) In response to this feedback, the Steering Committee plans to take the following actions:
We have followed up on topic during the December 11 Jakarta EE Update call.
We are following up in all of these areas, both soliciting input and communicating through Jakarta EE Update calls. We expect to announce formal approval for the prelease plan after this week’s Spec Committee meeting.
Your feedback on this topic is welcome – what do you want included in these calls?
The Spec Committee has not done an independent review per se, but are making a strong effort in conjunction with the Jakarta EE Platform Project to communicate proactively about the direction of Jakarta EE 9. Look for more information on Jakarta EE 9 this week.
The process of responding to our experiences and feedback is ongoing. We hope to continue to hear from you, so that we can continue to improve our release process for the community.
Will Lyons is Senior Director of Oracle WebLogic Server Product Management at Oracle Corporation. Will has extensive knowledge of Oracle WebLogic Server, Java Cloud Service, and Application Development and Deployment capabilities, customers, and future directions. Will has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and cloud computing, including experience in product management, product strategy, and consulting.