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Update for Jakarta EE community: August 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 11:55 by Tatjana Obradovic

We hope you’re enjoying the Jakarta EE monthly email update, which seeks to highlight news from various committee meetings related to this platform. There’s a lot happening in the Jakarta EE ecosystem so if you want to get a richer insight into the work that has been invested in Jakarta EE so far and get involved in shaping the future of Cloud Native Java, read on. 

Without further ado, let’s have a look at what happened in July: 

EclipseCon Europe 2019: Record-high talk submissions

With your help, EclipseCon Europe 2019 reported record-high talk submissions. Thank you all for proposing so many interesting talks! This is not the only record, though: it seems that the track with the biggest number of submissions is Cloud Native Java so if you want to learn how to develop applications and cloud native microservices using Java, EclipseCon Europe 2019 is the place to be. The program will be announced the week of August 5th. 

Speaking of EclipseCon Europe, you don’t want to miss the Community Day happening on October 21; this day is jam-packed with peer-to-peer interaction and community-organized meetings that are ideal for Eclipse Working Groups, Eclipse projects, and similar groups that form the Eclipse community. Plus, there’s also a Community Evening planned for you, where like-minded attendees can share ideas, experiences and have fun! That said, in order to make this event a success, we need your help. What would you like the Community Day & Evening to be all about? Check out this wiki first, then make sure to go over what we did last year. And don’t forget to register for the Community Day and/or Community Evening! 

EclipseCon Europe will take place in Ludwigsburg, Germany on October 21 - 24, 2019. 

JakartaOne Livestream: Registration is open!

Given the huge interest in the Cloud Native Java track at EclipseCon Europe 2019, it’s safe to say that JakartaOne Livestream, taking place on September 10, is the fall virtual conference spanning multiple time zones. Plus, the date coincides with the highly anticipated Jakarta EE 8 release so make sure to save the date; you’re in for a treat! 

We hope you’ll attend this all-day virtual conference as it unfolds; this way, you get the chance to interact with renowned speakers, participate in interesting interactions and have all your questions answered during the interactive sessions. Registration is now open so make sure to secure your spot at JakartaOne Livestream! 

No matter if you’re a developer or a technical business leader, this virtual conference promises to satisfy your thirst for knowledge with a balance of technical talks, user experiences, use cases and more. The program will be published soon. Stay tuned!

Jakarta EE 8 release

On September 10, join us in celebrating the Jakarta EE 8 release at JakartaOne Livestream!  

That being said, head over to GitHub to keep track of all the Eclipse EE4J projects. Noticeable progress has been made on Final Specifications Releases, Jakarta EE 8 TCK jobs, Jakarta Specification Project Names, and Jakarta Specification Scope Statements so make sure to check out the progress and contribute!  

Jakarta EE Trademark guidelines: Updates 

Version 1.1 of the Jakarta EE Trademark Guidelines is out! This document supplements the Eclipse Foundation Guidelines for Eclipse Logos & Trademarks Policy to address the permitted usage of the Jakarta EE Marks, including the following names and/or logos: 

  • Jakarta EE

  • Jakarta EE Working Group

  • Jakarta EE Member 

  • Jakarta EE Compatible 

The full guidelines on the usage of the Jakarta EE Marks are described in the Jakarta EE Brand Usage Handbook

EFSP: Updates

Version 1.2 of the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process was approved on June 30, 2019. The EFSP leverages and augments the Eclipse Development Process (EDP), which defines important concepts, including the Open Source Rules of Engagement, the organizational framework for open source projects and teams, releases, reviews, and more.

JESP: Updates

Jakarta EE Specification Process v1.2 was approved on July 16, 2019. The JESP has undergone a few modifications, including 

  • changed ballot periods for the progress and release (including service releases) reviews from 30 to 14 days

  • the Jakarta EE Specification Committee now adopts the EFSP v1.2 as the Jakarta EE Specification Process

TCK process finalized 

The TCK process has been finalized. The document sheds light on aspects such as the materials a TCK must possess in order to be considered suitable for delivering portability, the process for challenging tests and how to resolve them and more.     

This document defines:

  • Materials a TCK MUST possess to be considered suitable for delivering portability

  • Process for challenging tests and how these challenges are resolved

  • Means of excluding released TCK tests from certification requirements

  • Policy on improving TCK tests for released specifications

  • Process for self-certification

Jakarta EE Community Update: July video call

The most recent Jakarta EE Community Update meeting took place in mid-July; the conversation included topics such as Jakarta EE 8 release, status on progress and plans, Jakarta EE TCK process update, brief update re. transitioning from javax namespace to the jakarta namespace, as well as details about JakartaOne Livestream and EclipseCon Europe 2019.   

The materials used in the Jakarta EE community update meeting are available here and the recorded Zoom video conversation can be found here.  

Please make sure to join us for the August 14  community call.

Cloud Native Java eBook: Coming soon!

What does cloud native Java really mean to developers? What does the cloud native Java future look like? Where is Jakarta EE headed? Which technologies should be part of your toolkit for developing cloud native Java applications? 

All these questions (and more!) will be answered soon; we’re developing a downloadable eBook on the community's definition and vision for cloud native Java, which will become available shortly before Jakarta EE 8 is released. Stay tuned!

Eclipse Newsletter: Jakarta EE edition  

The Jakarta community has made great progress this year and the culmination of all this hard work is the Jakarta EE 8 release, which will be celebrated on September 10 at JakartaOne Livestream

In honor of this milestone, the next issue of the Eclipse Newsletter will focus entirely on Jakarta EE 8. If you’re not subscribed to the Eclipse Newsletter, make sure to do that before the Jakarta EE issue is released - on August 22! 

Meet the Jakarta EE Working Group Committee Members 

It takes a village to create a successful project and the Jakarta EE Working Group is no different. We’d like to honor all those who have demonstrated their commitment to Jakarta EE by presenting the members of all the committees that work together toward a common goal: steer Jakarta EE toward its exciting future. As a reminder, Strategic members appoint their representatives, while the representatives for Participant and Committer members were elected in June.

The list of all Committee Members can be found here

Steering Committee 

Will Lyons (chair)- Oracle, Ed Bratt - alternate

Kenji Kazumura - Fujitsu, Michael DeNicola - alternate

Dan Bandera - IBM, Ian Robinson - alternate

Steve Millidge - Payara, Mike Croft - alternate

Mark Little - Red Hat, Scott Stark - alternate

David Blevins - Tomitribe, Richard Monson-Haefel alternate

Martijn Verburg - London Java Community - Elected Participant Representative

Ivar Grimstad - Elected Committer Representative

Specifications Committee 

Kenji Kazumura - Fujitsu, Michael DeNicola - alternate

Dan Bandera - IBM, Kevin Sutter - alternate

Bill Shannon - Oracle, Ed Bratt - alternate

Steve Millidge - Payara, Arjan Tijms - alternate

Scott Stark - Red Hat, Mark Little - alternate

David Blevins - Tomitribe, Richard Monson-Haefel - alternate

Ivar Grimstad - PMC Representative

Alex Theedom - London Java Community Elected Participant Representative

Werner Keil - Elected Committer Representative

Paul Buck - Eclipse Foundation (serves as interim chair, but is not a voting committee member)

Marketing and Brand Committee

Michael DeNicola - Fujitsu, Kenji Kazumura - alternate 

Dan Bandera - IBM, Neil Patterson - alternate

Ed Bratt - Oracle, David Delabassee - alternate

Dominika Tasarz - Payara, Jadon Orglepp - alternate

Cesar Saavedra - Red Hat, Paul Hinz - alternate

David Blevins - Tomitribe, Jonathan Gallimore - alternate

Theresa Nguyen - Microsoft Elected Participant Representative

VACANT - Elected Committer Representative

Thabang Mashologu - Eclipse Foundation (serves as interim chair, but is not a voting committee member)

Jakarta EE presence at events and conferences: July overview 

Cloud native was the talk of the town in July. Conferences such as JCrete, J4K, and Java Forum Stuttgart, to name a few, were all about open source and cloud native and how to tap into this key approach for IT modernization success. The Eclipse Foundation and the Jakarta EE Working Group members were there to take a pulse of the community to better understand the adoption of cloud native technologies. 

For example, IBM’s Graham Charters and Steve Poole featured Jakarta EE and Eclipse MicroProfile in demonstrations at the IBM Booth at OSCON; Open Source Summit 2019 participants should expect another round of Jakarta EE and Eclipse MicroProfile demonstrations from IBM representatives. 

Thank you for your interest in Jakarta EE. Help steer Jakarta EE toward its exciting future by subscribing to the jakarta.ee-wg@eclipse.org mailing list and by joining the Jakarta EE Working Group. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to get the latest news and updates!

To learn more about the collaborative efforts to build tomorrow’s enterprise Java platform for the cloud, check out the Jakarta Blogs and participate in the monthly Jakarta Tech Talks. Don’t forget to subscribe to the Eclipse newsletter!  


Links you may want to bookmark!

The Jakarta EE community promises to be a very active one, especially given the various channels that can be used to stay up-to-date with all the latest and greatest. Tanja Obradovic’s blog offers a sneak peek at the community engagement plan, which includes

Note: All the upcoming Jakarta Tech Talks can be found in the calendar. If you’d like to learn more about Jakarta EE-related plans and get involved in shaping the future of cloud native Java, please bookmark the Jakarta EE Community Calendar.