Monday Jul 08, 2013

JCache Marches Onward!

As many of you know, JCache (JSR 107) narrowly missed Java EE 7. JCache is clearly a very important and long-anticipated API as indicated in the well-participated Java EE 7 survey. I am happy to report that JCache keeps making steady progress and recently posted a public review.

The review is open until August 5th and you are encouraged to get your comments in. You can send your comments directly to jsr107@googlegroups.com or enter issues on GitHub.

At the current pace, JCache should be ready well ahead of Java EE 8 and be an excellent candidate for inclusion. You should also be able to use JCache with Java EE 7 and Java EE 6 as a drop-in jar.

Thursday Jan 31, 2013

JCache to Miss Java EE 7

We are very sad to report that JCache (JSR 107) missed a few critical deadlines and will not make it in time for Java EE 7. This is undoubtedly dissapointing to many of you as the community indicated strong support for JCache in the well-participated Java EE 7 survey. However, the consensus on both the Java EE 7 and JCache EGs was that it is best to not hold up Java EE 7 any further (as you know Java EE 7 has a ton of other great stuff including WebSocket, JMS 2, JAX-RS 2, JSON-P, Java Batch, EE Concurrency and the like - check out my Java EE 7 slide deck from a few months ago).

JCache is fully expected to move forward strongly independent of Java EE 7 and be an excellent candidate for Java EE 8. You should also be able to use JCache with Java EE 7 as a drop-in API provided the spec is finalized far ahead of Java EE 8. We encourage you to follow the Java EE 7 EG and JCache EG discussions on the topic and provide your feedback.