Welcome to our first update of 2020. As we start the new year, I want to wish you all the best. We have a lot to look forward to in 2020 as it will be the first year with multiple Jakarta EE releases. What a bright and optimistic way to start a new year!
As we ramp up our 2020 activities, here’s a look back at Jakarta EE highlights from the last few weeks in November and December of 2019.
The Jakarta EE 8 Retrospective Is Complete
As we mentioned in our last update, the Jakarta EE Steering Committee asked the community to provide feedback on the Jakarta EE 8 release so we can make improvements in Jakarta EE 9 and future releases.
We’re happy to tell you that feedback has now been collected, analyzed, and summarized.
To learn more about the results of the retrospective, keep an eye out for a blog post on the topic, but also, please join us for the January 15 at 11:00 a.m. EST using this meeting ID where this topic will be on the Agenda.
The Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan Is Ready for Specification Committee Review
The Jakarta EE Platform Project team, led by Kevin Sutter and Steve Millidge, has been working very hard to create the detailed Jakarta EE 9 release plan. As promised, the plan has been created, presented, and endorsed by the Jakarta EE Steering Committee. The next step is for the Specification Committee to review it and vote on it early this year.
You can read the minutes of the Jakarta EE Platform Project team meetings here.
For the latest updates on Jakarta EE 9 release planning, listen to the recording of the December Jakarta EE update call here.
Reminder: We Need Your Help to Jakartify Specifications
Just a reminder that we now have the copyright for quite a number of Java EE specifications and we need the community to Jakartify them so they can be contributed to Jakarta EE.
To help you get started:
· The Specification Committee has 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.
And, here’s the list of specifications that are ready for the community to Jakartify.
• Jakarta Annotations
• Jakarta Enterprise Beans
• Jakarta Expression Language
• Jakarta Security
• Jakarta Server Faces
• Jakarta Interceptors
• Jakarta Authorization
• Jakarta Activation
• Jakarta Managed Beans
• Jakarta Deployment
• Jakarta XML RPC
• Jakarta Authentication
• Jakarta Mail
• Jakarta XML Binding
• Jakarta RESTful Web Services
• Jakarta Web Services Metadata
• Jakarta XML Web Services
• Jakarta Connectors
• Jakarta Persistence
• Jakarta JSON Binding
• Jakarta JSON Processing
• Jakarta Debugging Support for Other Languages
• Jakarta Server Pages
• Jakarta Transactions
• Jakarta WebSocket
Jakarta EE 2020 Marketing Plan Finalized
The Jakarta EE Marketing Operations Report for Q3 2019 was presented during the December Marketing Committee call. The report includes market activities and metrics for planned versus actual activities in Q3 and was generally well received by the committee.
You can read the meeting minutes here.
Here’s a brief look at two upcoming Jakarta EE events to mark on your calendar:
· JakartaOne Livestream – Japan, February 26
With the success of the JakartaOne Livestream event in September 2019, we’re expanding the initiative with more virtual conferences in more languages. Our next event is JakartaOne Livestream - Japan scheduled for February 26. Please follow the event on Twitter @JakartaOneJPN for all the details. Registration will open shortly. Keep in mind this entire event will be presented in Japanese.
· Cloud Native for Java (CN4J) Day at KubeCon Amsterdam, March 30
CN4J day on March 30 is a full day (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) of expert talks, demos, and thought-provoking sessions focused on enterprise applications implemented using Jakarta EE and Eclipse MicroProfile on Kubernetes. This event is a great opportunity to meet with industry and community leaders, to better understand key aspects of Jakarta EE and MicroProfile technologies, and to share your ideas with ecosystem innovators. Learn more about the event 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, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. EST using this meeting ID.
We know it’s not always possible to join calls in real time, so here are links to the recordings and presentations:
· December 11 call and presentation, featuring Steve Millage discussing Jakarta EE 9 release planning, an update on Jakartifying specifications from Ivar Grimstad, and a call for action to help with the Jakarta EE 2020 Program Plan and budget from Jakarta EE Steering Committee chair, Will Lyons.
November and December Event Summary
We ended a very exciting year for Jakarta EE by participating in three major events:
We had members presenting at all three events and we’d like to sincerely thank them for their time and effort. A special shout-out to our Jakarta EE Developer Advocate, Ivar Grimstad, who presented multiple times and participated in a panel discussion at Java2Days.
Our members were also on hand at our booths at Devoxx BE and KubeCon NA to share their expertise, provide demos, and engage with attendees. Again, a huge thank you to everyone involved for their enthusiastic participation. Your engagement helps drive the success of the entire Jakarta EE community.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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.
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.