This month’s Jakarta EE round-up includes news about the latest Jakarta EE 9-compatible product, Jakarta EE 9 specification status, JakartaOne Livestream and Jakarta EE Virtual Tour 2020 (and 2021!) dates, community calls, and more. Keep reading to get all the details.
Another Jakarta EE 8 Compatible Product
Great news! The FUJITSU Software Enterprise Application Platform has achieved full platform compatibility with Jakarta EE 8. That is the 9th Jakarta EE 8 compatible product!!
For the complete list of Jakarta EE 8 platform and web profile compatible products, click here.
Encourage Developer Tool and Platform Providers to Migrate to the New Namespace
If you have a preferred developer tool vendor or a platform provider please consider asking them to migrate to the new Jakarta namespace so you can continue to use them with Jakarta EE 9 and beyond. Also, this is a great time to start planning migration of your enterprise applications to the new Jakarta namespace!
To help vendors make the transition, the Jakarta EE community has developed a data sheet summarizing the namespace migration challenge and opportunity. You can download the data sheet here.
All but Five of the Jakarta EE 9 Specifications are in ballot!
As we get closer to the November 20 General Availability release date for Jakarta EE 9, here’s a summary of the latest status on specification approvals. Following the Jakarta EE Specification Process (JESP), we now have more than half of the specifications approved as Ratified Final Specification, 8 specifications are being voted on and we are about to start the ballot for 4 specifications. The only one still in waiting is the final Jakarta EE Specification, expected to be on the ballot at the end of next week! We are right on track for November 20th release.
Completed: 57 percent (or 20 specification)
|Jakarta Web Services Metadata|
|Jakarta Bean Validation|
|Jakarta Dependency Injection|
|Jakarta Expression Language|
|Jakarta JSON Processing|
|Jakarta SOAP with Attachments|
|Jakarta Debugging Support for Other Language|
|Jakarta JSON Binding|
|Jakarta Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI)|
|Jakarta XML Web Services Specification|
|Jakarta Server Faces|
In the ballot process: 26 percent or 8 specifications
|Jakarta Server Pages|
|Jakarta XML Binding|
|Jakarta RESTful Web Services|
|Jakarta Standard Tag Library|
About to start the ballot process: 14 percent or 4 specifications
|Jakarta Enterprise Beans|
|Jakarta Enterprise Web Services|
|Jakarta EE Web Profile|
Updates in progress: 3 percent or 1 specification
|Jakarta EE Platform|
The chart below provides a visual summary of our progress.
Register for JakartaOne Livestream Today
Be sure to reserve Tuesday, December 8, to attend JakartaOne Livestream. This year’s virtual event will include demos and interviews as well as a keynote address by Eclipse Foundation Executive Director, Mike Milinkovich.
The program committee is now reviewing the submitted papers — thanks to everyone who submitted — and you can expect to see the event details and program schedule in early November.
Register today to reserve your spot. JakartaOne Livestream is a great way to learn more about the technical benefits and architectural advances that become possible with cloud native Java, Jakarta EE, Eclipse MicroProfile, and Java EE technologies.
For live event updates, speaker announcements, news, and more, follow @JakartaOneConf on Twitter.
JakartaOne Livestream - Spanish: Watch the Replay
The JakartaOne Livestream Spanish event on October 12 was a huge success with 513 registered individuals so far. More than 300 people attended the live event and almost 200 more have watched the replay.
The event included a keynote address, vendor talks about compatible implementations by Red Hat, Tomitribe, Payara, and Oracle, and five technical talks.
To see the session topics, click here.
To watch the session replays, click here. Note that the sessions are delivered in Spanish.
Book Your Jakarta EE Virtual Tour
Jakarta EE Developer Advocate, Ivar Grimstad, and I (Tanja Obradovic) have started our Jakarta EE Virtual Tour, providing one-hour talks on Jakarta EE 9 and beyond to Java communities.
The current schedule for the Jakarta EE Virtual Tour is shown below, but there are still openings, and the tour will continue in 2021, so don’t hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) if you’d like us to present at your Java User Group (JUG) or Meetup event.
Eclipse Foundation staff and community members will be participating in a number of upcoming events related to Java and Jakarta EE. Here are brief summaries to help you choose the ones you want to attend.
· Speaker: Gaël Blondelle, Managing Director, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH, and Vice President, Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation
· Topic: Cloud Native Java at the Eclipse Foundation - Not your parents' Eclipse!
· Date: Thursday October 29, 2020, 15:00-16:00 CET
· Speakers: Niklas Heidloff from IBM and Rudy De Busscher from Payara with me (Tanja Obradovic) as moderator
· Topic: All things cloud native
· Date: Tuesday October 27, 2020, 17:00-18:00 GMT+1
· Speakers: The Eclipse Foundation will host a virtual community booth with cloud native Java experts on hand and community members who will participate in the booth chat session so be sure to visit us, meet community experts, and ask questions.
· Topics: Live talks, demos, and Q&A sessions
· Dates: November 17-20
Jakarta EE Community Calls
The Jakarta EE community hosted two calls in October. If you weren’t able to join the calls live, we’ve provided very brief summaries and links to the recordings below.
Jakarta EE Working Group Members’ Call
On October 6, the Jakarta EE Steering Committee hosted a call with Jakarta EE Working Group members to discuss the following topics:
· Welcome Jakarta EE members: Will Lyons and David Blevins
· Introduction of Jakarta EE Working Group committees: Will Lyons (Steering), Paul Buck (Specification), Neil Patterson (Marketing)
· Jakarta EE to date: Will Lyons, Tanja Obradovic
· Jakarta EE 9: Kevin Sutter
· Opportunities and benefits for members: Tanja Obradovic
· Jakarta EE Working Group experiences and how we can do better: Eric Meng, Ruslan Synytsky, Rob Tompkins, and others
Access the recording here.
Public Steering Committee Call
On October 13, Jakarta EE Steering Committee members provided the following updates during the J4K conference:
· Jakarta EE 9: Kevin Sutter
· JakartaOne Livestream 2020: Tanja Obradovic
· Jakarta EE 10: Ivar Grimstad
Access the recording here.
Join Our Upcoming Calls
Jakarta EE community calls are open to everyone! For upcoming dates and connection details, see the Jakarta EE Community Calendar.
We know it’s not always possible to join calls in real time, so here are links to the recordings and presentations:
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. Subscribe to your preferred channels today:
· Mailing lists: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, project mailing lists
You can find the complete list of channels here.
To help shape the future of open source, cloud native Java, get involved in the Jakarta EE Working Group.
To learn more about Jakarta EE-related plans and check the date for the next Jakarta Tech Talk, be sure to bookmark the Jakarta EE Community Calendar.