Monday Apr 09, 2007

Do we Need Java EE in an OpenSource World?

JavaEE - Simpler APIs

Here are two related and good discussions on the value of Specifications and Implementations: Joe had trouble doing some task and his Thread at TSS ellicited specific responses about the task and generic ones about Java EE. The thread motivated John to write that Java EE 5 should be an implementation.

Both threads and comments in the blogs were (at the time of writing this) fairly reasonable. You may want to check them out and compare them with your own experience; I posted a couple of times in John's blog and you can check how I see Specifications, Implementations and the role of GlassFish.

Sunday Dec 04, 2005

Most Java EE 5 specs are Proposed Final Draft

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I wrote a note on the status of the Java EE 5 specifications. The implementation by the GlassFish Community is tracking these specifications quite closely. There will a beta early next year, but if you want to kick the tires before then, please refer to the downloads page.