Two months ago, we launched a monthly email update for the Jakarta EE community which seeks to highlight news from various committee meetings related to this platform. There are a few ways to get richer insight into the work that has been invested in Jakarta EE so far, so if you’d like to learn more about Jakarta EE-related plans 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 June:
JakartaOne LiveStream: All eyes on Cloud Native Java
Are you interested in the current state and future of Jakarta EE? Would you like to explore other related technologies that should be part of your toolkit for developing Cloud Native Java applications? Then JakartaOne Livestream is for you! 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.
You should join the JakartaOne Livestream speaker lineup if you want to
Show the world how you and/or your organization are using Jakarta EE technologies to develop cutting-edge solutions.
Demonstrate how Jakarta EE and Java EE features can be used today to develop cloud native solutions.
This one-day virtual conference, which takes place September 10, 2019, is currently accepting submissions from speakers so if you have an idea for a talk that will educate and inspire the Jakarta community, now’s the time to submit your pitch! The deadline for submissions is today, July 15, 2019.
Note: All the JakartaOne Livestream sessions and keynotes are chosen by an independent program committee made up of volunteers from the Jakarta EE and Cloud Native Java community: Reza Rahman, who is also the program chair, Adam Bien, Arun Gupta, Ivar Grimstad, Josh Juneau, and Tanja Obradovic.
*As this inaugural event is a one-day event only, the number of accepted sessions is limited. Submit your talk now!
Even if all the talks will be recorded and made available later on the Jakarta EE website, make sure to attend the virtual conference in order to directly interact with the speakers. We do hope you will attend “live”, as it will lead to more questions and more interactive sessions.
Jakarta EE 8 release and progress
Are you keeping track of Eclipse EE4J projects on GitHub? Have you noticed that Jakarta EE Platform Specifications are now available in GitHub? If not please do!!!! Also please, check out the creation and progress of specification projects, which will be used to follow the process of converting the "Eclipse Project for ..." projects into specification projects to set them up to specification work as defined by the Eclipse Foundation Specification Process, and Specification Document Names.
Noticeable progress has been made on Jakarta EE 8 TCK jobs, Jakarta Specification Project Names, and Jakarta Specification Scope Statements so head over to GitHub to discover all the improvements and all the bits and pieces that have already been resolved.
Work on the TCK process is in progress, with Scott Stark, Vice President of Architecture at Red Hat, leading the effort. The TCK process document v 1.0 is expected to be completed in the very near future. The document will shed 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.
Jakarta EE 8 is expected to be released on September 10, 2019, just in time for JakartaOne Livestream.
Javax package namespace discussions
The specification committee has put out two approaches regarding restrictions on javax package namespace use for the community to consider, namely Big Bang and Incremental.
Based on the input we got from the community and discussions within the Working Group, the specification committee has not yet reached consensus on the approach to be taken, until work on the binary compatibility is further explored. With that in mind, the Working Group members will invest time to work on the technical approach for binary compatibility and then propose/decide on the option that is the best for the customers, vendors, and developers.
Please refer to David Blevins’ presentation from the Jakarta EE Update call June 12th, 2019
If you want to dive deeper into this topic, David Blevins has written a helpful analysis of the javax package namespace matter, in which he answers questions like "If we rename javax.servlet, what else has to be renamed?"
JCP Copyright Licensing request: Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated
As part of Java EE’s transfer to the Eclipse Foundation under the Jakarta EE name, it is essential to ensure that the Foundation has the necessary rights so that the specifications can be evolved under the new Jakarta EE Specification Process. For this, we need your help!
We are currently requesting copyright licenses from all past contributors to Java EE specifications under the JCP; we are reaching out to all companies and individuals who made contributions to Java EE in the past to help out, execute the agreements and return them back to the Eclipse Foundation. As the advancement of the specifications and the technology is at stake, we greatly appreciate your prompt response. Oracle, Red Hat, IBM, and many others in the community have already signed an agreement to license their contributions to Java EE specifications to the Eclipse Foundation. We are also counting on the JCP community to be supportive of this request.
For more information about this topic, read Tanja Obradovic’s blog. If you have questions regarding the request for copyright licenses from all past contributors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election results for Jakarta EE working group committees
The nomination period for elections to the Jakarta EE committees is now closed.
Almost all positions have been filled, with the exception of the Committer representative on the Marketing Committee, due to lack of nominees.
The representatives for 2019-20 on the committees, starting July 1, 2019, are:
STEERING COMMITTEE - Martijn Verburg (London Java Community)
SPECIFICATIONS COMMITTEE - Alex Theedom (London Java Community)
MARKETING COMMITTEE - Theresa Nguyen (Microsoft)
STEERING COMMITTEE - Ivar Grimstad
SPECIFICATIONS COMMITTEE - Werner Keil
MARKETING COMMITTEE - Vacant
Jakarta EE Community Update: June video call
The most recent Jakarta EE Community Update meeting took place in June; the conversation included topics such as Jakarta EE 8 progress and plans, headway with specification name changes/ specification scope definitions, TCK process update, copyright license agreements, PMC/ Projects update, and more.
Please make sure to join us for the July 17th call.
EclipseCon Europe 2019: Call for Papers open until July 15
You can still submit your proposals to be part of EclipseCon Europe 2019’s speaker lineup. The Call for Papers (CFP) is closing soon so if you have an idea for a talk that will educate and inspire the Eclipse community, now’s the time to submit your talk! The final submission deadline is July 15.
The conference takes place in Ludwigsburg, Germany on October 21 - 24, 2019.
Jakarta EE presence at events and conferences: June overview
(asked members on Jakarta marketing committee Slack channel if they participated in any conferences; waiting for a reply)
Tomitribe: presence at JNation in Portugal
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