Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

Anthony Lai on Java EE Concurrency Utilities

The 129th episode of the Java Spotlight podcast features an interview with Java EE Concurrency Utilities (JSR 236) spec lead Anthony Lai. As you may be aware, the Java EE Concurrency Utilities has been a long awaited and very important foundational API, especially for third party vendors to more easily integrate with the underlying application server runtime. Anthony talks with Roger Brinkley about the motivation for the JSR, it's long history, some of the API details, current status and the future.

You can listen to the full podcast here. It's really a great starting point for learning about the Java EE Concurrency Utilities. You can certainly give the proposed final draft a read yourself (the API recently passed it's final approval ballot). At fifty some pages, it is a very digestible specification. You can also try the API out with a GlassFish promoted build.

Thursday Dec 13, 2012

Great Java EE Concurrency Write-up!

As you are aware JSR-236, Concurrency Utilities for the Java EE platform, is now a candidate for addition into Java EE 7. While it is a critical enabling API it is not necessarily obvious why it is so important. This is especially true with existing features like EJB 3 @Asynchronous, Servlet 3 async and JAX-RS 2 async. On his blog DZone MVB Sander Mak does an excellent job of explaining the motivation and importance of JSR-236.

Perhaps even more importantly, he discusses potential issues with the API such alignment with CDI and Java SE Fork/Join. Read the excellent write-up here!

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Concurrency Utilities for Java EE (JSR 236) in Early Draft Review!

A concurrency API for Java EE has been long awaited by the community. In fact, JSR 236 -- Concurrency Utilities for Java EE was started in 2003. The great news is that JSR 236 has been making serious headway just in time for Java EE 7! JSR 236 released it's Early Draft Review just a few days ago. You can read it and provide your feedback here as well as get involved.