The month of May was very busy with activities related to Release 9.1! Jakarta EE development and innovation is definitely taking off with full speed. I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to join the momentum, please get involved and help contribute to the future success of Jakarta EE.
The highlights in May 2021 are as follows:
Jakarta EE 9.1 released May 25th!
After only six months of the Jakarta EE 9.0 release, the Jakarta EE Working Group has released Jakarta EE 9.1. As requested by the community, the main driver for this release is Java SE 11 support. The additional importance of this release is the fact that we, for the very first time, have multiple compatible products at the time of the release.
For more information please refer to the press release: The Jakarta EE Working Group Releases Jakarta EE 9.1 as Industry Continues to Embrace Open Source Enterprise Java.
The Jakarta EE community and Working Group is growing
It is great to see new members continuously joining the Working Group.
This month I am very happy to welcome Apache Software Foundation (ASF) as a guest member of the Jakarta EE Working Group! I strongly believe that ASF does not need any introduction. However, I want to put emphasis on the importance of Apache Tomcat and Apache TomEE to the Jakarta EE ecosystem. Note that Apache TomEE 9.0.0-M7 is now a Web Profile Jakarta EE 9.1 Compatible Product.
I am also very excited to see another member in China, Beijing Baolande Software Corporation joining the Jakarta EE Working Group! Beijing Baolande Software Corporation develops and sells middleware software, cloud management platform software, and application performance management software. The Company develops and sells application server software, transaction intermediate software, cloud management platform, and other products. Beijing Baolande Software provides related technical services.
SouJava, a Brazilian Java User Group, involvement in Jakarta EE is well known, as their members are actively involved in Jakarta EE projects and community events.
- Jakarta MVC
- Jakarta NoSQL
- Jakarta RESTful Web Services
- Jakarta Persistence
This is a call to other JUGs to explore the possibility of joining Jakarta EE Working Group. Approach us and let us know if membership is something you would be interested in.
JakartaOne Livestream events for the rest of the year!
Our popular JakartaOne Livestream virtual conference series for the rest of the year is scheduled. We are having language specific events as well as our annual JakartaOne Livestream 2021 in English.
Please save these dates:
August 21st, 2021 if you speak Turkish, here is an event for you: JakartaOne Livestream - Turkish
September 29th, 2021 if you speak Portugese, this one's for you: JakartaOne Livestream - Portugese
October 1st, 2021 if you speak Spanish, keep an eye for the website for JakartaOne Livestream - Spanish
December 7th, 2021 is reserved for our annual event in English! JakartaOne Livestream 2021
Jakarta EE 10 is taking shape!
I am beyond excited to see all the progress we see related to Jakarta EE 10 in GitHub (label EE10). The creation/plan review for Jakarta EE Core Profile 10 was approved by the Jakarta EE Specification Committee. Jakarta EE Web Profile 10 and Jakarta EE Platform 10 issues are in discussion and plan reviews are expected soon. Please join the discussion and Jakarta EE Platform call to provide your input, refer to Jakarta EE Specifications Calendar (public url, iCal) for details on all technical calls.
Jakarta EE Individual Specifications and project teams
We have organized a public calendar Jakarta EE Specifications Calendar (public url, iCal) to display all Jakarta EE Specification project teams meetings. Everyone interested is welcome to join the calls. Do note that the Jakarta EE Platform team is extremely busy and productive. The call is public and is welcome to all people who would like to contribute to technical discussions.
Individual specifications are planning their next release. You can review all the plans submitted for review, some are still open and quite a few are closed, here. I would like to draw your attention to a new specification, Jakarta Config:
“Jakarta Config is a Java API for working with configurations. It supports externalized configuration allowing applications to use different configurations for different environments (dev, test, prod), and allows reading data from different layered configuration sources such as property files, environment variables, etc.”
Select the one that you are interested in and help out. Each specification team is eager to welcome you!
Want to learn how to use Jakarta EE?
The Eclipse Cargo Tracker is a fantastic example of an end-to-end Jakarta EE application that showcases core Jakarta EE technologies. Thanks to Scaleforce and Jelastic for providing resources to deploy the demo application to the cloud.
Hibernate as compatible Jakarta Persistence implementation
More exciting news about compatible implementations of individual specifications! Well known object relational mapping tool Hibernate, is implementing Jakarta Persistence specifications!
EclipseCon 2021 CFP is open till June 15!
Mark your calendars: EclipseCon 2021 is taking place October 25th - 27th 2021! The call for papers is open for another week! We are looking forward to your submission. You can see accepted talks here.
Book your 2021 Jakarta EE Virtual Tour and Adopt-A-Spec
We are looking for the opportunity to virtually visit you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to hear about Jakarta EE 9.1 and beyond.
We need help from the community! All JUGs out there, please choose the specification of your interest and adopt it. Here is the information about the Adopt-A-Spec program.
Stay Connected With the Jakarta EE Community
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You can find the complete list of channels here.
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