After a pause with blogs in August, I am happy to report that momentum toward the Jakarta EE 9 final release is building, we have a release date, and there are a number of virtual events that will help you stay up to date on the latest advances in Jakarta EE and the Java ecosystem. Read on for details.
The Jakarta EE Working Group Is Growing
We’re very pleased to share the news that Jelastic has joined the Jakarta EE Working Group as a Participant member. Jelastic develops turnkey, multi-cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions that unify and automate cloud infrastructure management.
Welcome to the Jakarta EE Working Group, Jelastic!
For a complete list of Jakarta EE Working Group members, click here.
More Tooling, IDE, and Cloud Providers Are Supporting Jakarta EE
Implementing the new namespace in Jakarta EE 9 allows vendors and solution providers to migrate faster and more cost effectively than waiting until Jakarta EE 10, which will also include new features, enhancements, and other major changes.
Here are two of the most recent companies to announce their support of Jakarta EE 9:
· The Jelastic Platform as a Service (PaaS) team is actively integrating Jakarta EE 9 within the Jelastic cloud platform. For details, click here.
· The IntelliJ IDEA has also been migrated to the new Jakarta EE namespace. To help its users learn more about Jakarta EE 9, IntelliJ hosted a webinar entitled “Jakarta EE 9 and Beyond” by Ivar Grimstad, the Eclipse Foundation’s Jakarta EE developer advocate. To view a replay of the webinar, click here.
To help companies 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.
We Have a Jakarta EE 9 Final Release Date
With more Jakarta EE 9 specifications being approved and many others close to receiving approval, the Jakarta EE 9 final release date has been set for November 20, 2020. Here’s a visual summary of the latest approval status.
Save the Date: JakartaOne Livestream Is December 8
To coincide with the Jakarta EE 9 final release, the JakartaOne Livestream event will take place on December 8.
This one-day virtual conference is a great way for everyone in the community 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.
If you have expertise or insight you’d like to share with attendees, there’s still time to submit a paper. The call for papers (CFP) deadline has been extended to October 1, 2020.
Stay tuned for registration details. In the meantime:
· Follow @JakartaOneConf on Twitter for live event updates, speaker announcements, news, and more
JakartaOne Livestream — Brazil: Watch the Replay
The JakartaOne Livestream event in Brazil on August 29 was a huge success with 330 registered individuals: almost 200 people attending the live event and more than 130 watching the replay. The event included a keynote, 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 Portuguese.
There are a number of upcoming events related to Jakarta EE. Here are brief summaries to help you choose the ones you want to attend.
September 19: Delhi and NCR JUG Talk
This online event hosted by the Delhi and NCR Java User Group (JUG) will feature a talk on “Jakarta EE 9 and Beyond” by myself and Ivar Grimstad:
· Time: 6:00 p.m. IST
· Details and registration: Delhi and NCR JUG Meetup site
· Twitter: twitter.com/DelhiJUG
October 12: JakartaOne Livestream — Español
· Event details: jakartaone.org/2020/hispano
· Registration: Register through Crowdcast
· Sessions are in Spanish
October 13-14: Virtual Community Booth at the J4K Conference
Because the community has expressed interest in public Steering Committee calls, the next Steering Committee call will take place on October 13 at 1:30 p.m. EDT from the J4K Conference virtual booth.
Also, our next Jakarta EE community update call will take place October 14 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at our virtual booth at the J4K Conference.
Finally, Jakarta EE and MicroProfile community experts will be hosting short talks, demos, and Q&A sessions at the virtual booth.
Be sure to register to visit the virtual booth. We’ll provide the links as soon as they’re available.
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 October 14 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. This month’s call coincides with the virtual J4K Conference so we’ll take the opportunity to open the call to a wider audience by hosting it at the conference.
Topics will include:
· Progress update on Jakarta EE 9 release
· New on Jakarta EE 9 from Eclipse Foundation
· 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:
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.