Welcome to the latest Jakarta EE update. We have a number of initiatives underway and many great opportunities to get involved with Jakarta EE, so I’ll get right to it.
The Adopt-A-Spec Program for Java User Groups Is Now Live
We encourage all Java User Groups (JUGs) to adopt a Jakarta EE spec. You’ll find the instructions to sign up, along with more information about the program, here.
We’re very pleased to tell you that the Madras JUG in India and the SouJava JUG in Brazil are the first JUGs to adopt a Jakarta EE specification.
It’s Now Even Easier to Get Involved with Jakarta EE!
We welcome you to get involved and we made it simpler for you to join! Please see below to learn more about the steps to become a contributor and a committer.
For details about specification project committer agreements, check out Wayne Beaton’s blog post on the topic.
We welcome everyone who wants to get involved with Jakarta EE!
Great progress on Jakarta EE 9
Work on Jakarta EE 9 is now underway and you can check the progress we’re making here. Will attempt to get an RC out this week for Platform and Web Profile APIs!
For additional insight into Jakarta EE 9, check out the:
Alignment With MicroProfile Specs Is up to Us
After a recent MicroProfile Hangout discussion, it was decided that MicroProfile will produce specs and other communities, including Jakarta EE, can determine how they want to adopt them.
You can find a summary of the discussion by John Clingan in the thread MicroProfile Working Group discussion – Push vs pull on the MicroProfile mailing list.
If you’d like to join MicroProfile discussions, check out the calendar here.
CN4J Day at KubeCon Amsterdam Is Postponed
With the postponement of the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon event, we’ve also postponed CN4J Day, which was originally planned for March 30. We’ll let you know when the event is rescheduled as soon as we can.
In the meantime, you can follow updates about KubeCon rescheduling and get more information about what the postponement means for your involvement here.
Jakartification of Oracle Specs: We always welcome your help!
Thanks to everyone who has been helping us Jakartify the Oracle specifications. We’re making progress, but we still need helping hands. Now that we have the copyright for all of the specifications that Oracle contributed, there’s a lot of work to do.
To help you get started:
· The Specification Committee created a document that explains how to convert Java EE specifications to Jakarta EE.
Ivar Grimstad provided a demo during the community call in October. You can view it here
Join Community Update Calls
Every month, the Jakarta EE community holds a community call for everyone in the Jakarta EE community. For upcoming dates and connection details, see the Jakarta EE Community Calendar.
Our next call is Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. EST using this meeting link.
We know it’s not always possible to join calls in real time, so here are links to the recordings and presentations:
· February 12 call and presentation, featuring Wayne Beaton’s update on enabling individual participation in Jakarta EE, Shabnam Mayel’s update on enabling JUG participating, and Ivar Grimstad’s update on Jakarta EE 9.
February Event Summary
February was a busy month for events:
· Devnexus. We hosted a Cloud Native for Java Meetup for more than 100 participants at this conference organized by the Atlanta JUG. We also had a Jakarta EE booth in the community corner of the exhibition hall. This is an awesome event for Java developers with 2,400 attendees and world-class speakers. Here’s a photo to inspire you to attend next year.
· JakartaOne Livestream - Japan. The first Livestream event in Japanese was a success with 211 registered participants. You can watch the replay here.
Stay Connected With the Jakarta EE Community
The Jakarta EE community is very active and there are a number of channels to help you stay up to date with all of the latest and greatest news and information. Tanja Obradovic’s blog summarizes the community engagement plan, which includes:
· Mailing lists: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Subscribe to your preferred channels today. And, get involved in the Jakarta EE Working Group to help shape the future of open source, cloud native Java.
Bookmark the Jakarta EE Community Calendar to learn more about Jakarta EE-related plans and check the date for the next Jakarta Tech Talk.