Welcome to the latest Jakarta EE community update. In this edition, we highlight key opportunities to participate in upcoming community events, explore the Jakarta EE 8 release, and learn more about the very bright future of cloud native Java.
EclipseCon Europe 2019: Register for Community Day
Community Day, which will be held Monday, October 21 at EclipseCon Europe, is a must for everyone who’s interested in our cloud native projects. The day is dedicated to community-organized meetings to discuss projects and technologies, provide workshops and coding sessions, hold working group gatherings, and more. Lunch and breaks are included, and the day ends with a casual reception.
There’s already a gathering planned for anyone interested in Jakarta EE, MicroProfile, Eclipse Jemo, Eclipse Che, Eclipse Codewind, and other cloud-related topics. To see the agenda so far, and add your ideas for discussion topics, check the EclipseCon Europe Community Day wiki.
And, don’t forget to attend our new event this year — Community Evening on Tuesday, October 22. This is your opportunity to participate in more casual, interactive events and enjoy a beverage with your community colleagues. A bar offering beer, wine, water, and juice will be available.
To register for EclipseCon Europe and for Community Day, click here.
JakartaOne Livestream Wrap-Up
The first-ever JakartaOne Livestream event was a huge success with more than 1,400 registered attendees. The online conference, held September 10, marked the release of the first vendor-neutral, Java EE 8-compatible release of Jakarta EE following the new Jakarta EE Specification Process.
We first knew this event would be bigger than expected when several well-respected leaders in the Java EE community graciously and enthusiastically agreed to join the JakartaOne Livestream Program Committee. Led by Committee Chair, Reza Rahman, committee members Adam Bien, Ivar Grimstad, Arun Gupta, Josh Juneau, along with Tanja Obradovic from the Eclipse Foundation, put in a huge effort to plan the conference.
One of the committees’ toughest jobs was selecting 16 conference papers for presentation from among the more than 50 high-quality submissions. Participants enjoyed a great mixture of introductory and overview sessions, including sessions on particular specifications, cloud native topics, keynotes from Mike Milinkovich and James Gosling, as well as industry keynotes from Jakarta EE Working Group Steering Committee members IBM, Fujitsu, Oracle, Payara, Red Hat, and Tomitribe. Demos, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions rounded out the 18 hours of program material that were delivered.
To see a list of the topics presented and access the session recordings, visit jakartaone.org.
Jakarta EE 8 Release Highlights
The Jakarta EE 8 release is now available with 43 projects, more than 60 million lines of code, and full compatibility with Java EE 8.
With the delivery of the Jakarta EE 8 Platform, the entire ecosystem — from software vendors to developers and enterprises — has all of the pieces needed to shape the future of cloud native Java and meet the modern enterprise’s need for cloud-based applications that resolve key business challenges.
To ensure that cloud native Java applications are portable, secure, stable, and resilient, product compatibility certifications are underway. We already have three products that are certified as compatible with the full Jakarta EE 8 platform:
· Eclipse GlassFish application server, version 5.1
· IBM Open Liberty server runtime, version 19.0
· Red Hat WildFly application server, version 17.0
Eclipse GlassFish and Open Liberty are also certified as Jakarta EE 8 web profile-compatible products.
Almost three dozen Jakarta EE specifications are also available. Jakarta projects are listed here and are included in our main project repository. It’s time for everyone to get involved in the cloud native Java community and engage in turning the huge potential for cloud native Java into reality.
Our Free Cloud Native Java E-Book Is Now Available
To mark the significance of the Jakarta EE 8 release, we also released a free e-book, Fulfilling the Vision for Open Source, Cloud Native Java, on September 10. The e-book includes insights from some of the leading voices in enterprise Java and the Jakarta EE Working Group. It explores:
· Why the world needs open source, cloud native Java
· The common vision for cloud native Java that has emerged
· The many benefits of cloud native Java for software vendors, developers, and enterprises
· Why it’s time for all Java stakeholders to get involved in the Jakarta EE Working Group
· Priorities for evolving cloud native Java in the short- and long-term
· The vital role of the Eclipse Foundation in supporting cloud native Java evolution
A Look Back at September Events
September was a busy month for Jakarta EE and cloud native Java events as we participated in the JakartaOne Livestream event, described earlier, as well as Oracle Code One and HeapCon. Check out the blogs about Oracle Code One by Payara and Tomitribe.
A quick note about Oracle Code One: Everyone at the Eclipse Foundation was extremely proud when our executive director, Mike Milinkovich, accepted the Duke’s Choice Award on behalf of the Jakarta EE community at the conference.
Stay Connected With the Jakarta EE Community
The Jakarta EE community promises to be 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 offers a sneak peek at 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.