By reza_rahman on Jul 01, 2015
The Chicago JUG has been doing a great job engaging with Adopt-a-JSR and Java EE 8. As part of that effort the JUG hosted a virtual meeting on Google Hangout on May 26. Some of the things that the meeting covered includes:
- Introduction to the JCP/JSR process
- Detailed overview and current status of the different Java EE 8 JSRs
- The different ways in which JUG members can contribute
- Live example (picking a few JIRAs and discussing them)
The meeting was led by key Chicago based Java EE author and community advocate Josh Juneau as well as Chicago JUG leader Bob Paulin. The excellent session was recorded and well worth taking a look at (click here if you are having trouble seeing the embedded video below).
If you haven't looked at adopting Java EE 8 JSRs yet, I hope the video helps motivate. The Adopt-a-JSR program is one the key things we are trying hard to do differently for Java EE 8 with the goal making this version of the platform one of the most community driven technologies ever developed. Here are just some of the things you could help do right now:
- Raise awareness on Java EE 8 or Adopt-a-JSR by doing a talk or writing a blog entry.
- Read and provide feedback on the MVC specification early draft.
- Try out the MVC specification reference implementation early builds.
- Help contribute to the MVC specification reference implementation.
- Join the MVC specification mailing lists.
- Try out the JSF specification reference implementation early builds.
- Help contribute to the JSF specification reference implementation.
- Join the JSF specification mailing lists.
- Join the security specification mailing lists.
- Join the CDI specification mailing lists.
- The CDI specification is planning to release an early draft soon. You could read the draft and provide feedback.
- Read and provide feedback on the plan to improving asynchronous JMS message listeners in Java EE.
- Join the JMS specification mailing lists.
The full details for Adopt-a-JSR/Java EE 8 is always available here. Remember that if you have any questions on any of this, you are always welcome to drop me a note.