With the Jakarta EE 9 milestone release out, upcoming JakartaOne Livestream events, and a new Jakarta EE community for Chinese-speaking developers, there are more ways than ever to get involved in cloud native technologies for Java.
Heads Up: JakartaOne Livestream Is Fall 2020
The JakartaOne Livestream virtual conference showcases the technical benefits and architectural advances that become possible with cloud native Java, Eclipse MicroProfile, Jakarta EE, and Java EE technologies.
This one-day event (date to be announces shortly) is a great way for the Java community, developers, and architects to share best practices, technical insight, experiences, use cases, and innovations and to discuss the future of Jakarta EE.
This year’s JakartaOne Livestream event builds on the success of last year’s event — our first-ever — which attracted more than 1,400 participants and was very well received by attendees.
Stay tuned for registration details. In the meantime:
· Submit a paper: The call for papers closes early August
· Follow @JakartaOneConf on Twitter for live event updates, speaker announcements, news, and more
JakartaOne Livestream Events in Portuguese and Spanish
We’re very pleased to tell you about two additional JakartaOne Livestream events that will help more community members benefit from the expertise of our global Jakarta EE community.
These events follow the similar format and have the same benefits as the JakartaOne Livestream event in English on September 16, but sessions are presented in the local language.
· Sessions are in Portuguese
· Call for papers: Closes August 10
· Sessions are in Spanish
· Stay tuned for registration details!
The Jakarta EE 9 Milestone Release Is Out and Needs Your Feedback
Now that the Jakarta EE 9 milestone release is available, we’re asking the entire Jakarta EE community to use the software and report back on any issues. Your efforts will go a long way toward helping our community ensure the quality and timeliness of the General Availability release.
Here are the basic steps:
· Download the milestone release and run/test your application to plan your namespace changes, if needed.
· Use the Eclipse Transformer project to make the namespace changes.
· Report any issues you come across.
Also, please review the Jakarta EE 9 specification documents to make sure all “Jakartafication” is done properly.
For inspiration, visit Markus Karg’s website. Markus is actively using the milestone release and, as you’ll see in the video on his site, got into the spirit of our virtual release party with his own, very impressive-looking cupcake.
Speaking of the release party, it was a great success, with more than 200 people attending live or watching the replay as of June 30. If you haven’t seen the replay, you can register for it here.
One final note on Jakarta EE 9: We encourage everyone in the Jakarta EE community to reach out to the companies that create their favorite developer tools and ask them to support Jakarta EE 9! You can always point developers' tools vendors to Jakarta EE 9 Tools Vendors Datasheet to help them out.
2020 Jakarta EE Developer Survey Results Are Available
With more than 2,100 survey responses, this year’s survey results provide considerable insight into how the cloud native world for enterprise Java is unfolding and what that means for the Java ecosystem.
To access the complete survey results, register here.
For more insight into the significance of the survey results and the Jakarta EE 9 milestone release:
Join Community Update Calls
Jakarta EE community calls are open to everyone! For upcoming dates and connection details, see the Jakarta EE Community Calendar.
The next call will be August 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Topics will include:
● Jakarta EE 9 update and Java SE 8 and Java SE 11 direction: Kevin Sutter
● Developer tools support for Jakarta EE 9: David Blevins
● Update from the Eclipse Foundation on news, events, programs, and marketing: Ivar Grimstad, Shabnam Mayel, and Tanja Obradovic
● Topics and questions from the community
We know it’s not always possible to join calls in real time, so here are links to the recordings and presentations:
· July 15 call and presentations
NEW: Chinese-Speaking Jakarta EE Community
We’re super-excited to share the news that the Jakarta EE Community China is being formed by individuals and organizations interested in Jakarta EE.
All communications and work done in this community will be in Chinese. The goals are to:
· Engage more Chinese-speaking developers in the Jakarta EE community
· Ensure vendor neutrality
To get involved in the community, please complete this form in Chinese.
If you’re an English-speaking member of the Jakarta EE community and are just curious about the form, here’s a translated version for your information.
The Next Friends of Jakarta EE Call Is August 26
The Friends of Jakarta EE monthly calls are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This call is by the community, for the community — simply an opportunity for everyone to get together virtually and talk once a month.
Here are the details for our next call:
· Date: Wednesday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
· Agenda: https://bit.ly/2zkgQWc
· Calendar: https://bit.ly/2XKpcQa
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.