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Update for Jakarta EE community: September 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:12 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 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 August: 

EclipseCon Europe 2019: Register for Community Day 

We’re gearing up for EclipseCon Europe 2019! If you’ve already booked your ticket, make sure to sign up for 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. As always, Community Day is accompanied by an equally interesting Community Evening, 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 Community Day & Evening to be all about? Check out this wiki give us your suggestions and let us know if you plan to attend by signing up at the bottom of the wiki. Also, make sure to go over what we did last year. And don’t forget to register for Community Day and Evening! 

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

JakartaOne Livestream: There’s still time to register!

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. More than 500 people have already signed up to participate in JakartaOne Livestream so register now to secure your spot! 

Once you’ve registered, you will have the opportunity to post questions and/or comments for the talks you’re interested in.  We encourage all participants to make the most out of this virtual event by sharing your questions and chiming in with your suggestions/comments! 

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. Check out the schedule here

Jakarta EE 8 release

The moment we've all been waiting for is almost upon us. The expected due date of Jakarta EE 8 is September 10 and we’re in the final stages of preparation for specifications. Eclipse GlassFish 5.1, as well as Open Liberty, open source Jakarta EE compatible implementations, are expected to be released on the same day, and other compatible implementations are expected to follow suit. 

Keep an eye out for the Jakarta EE 8 page, which will include all the necessary information and updates related to the Jakarta EE 8 release, including links to specifications, compatible products, Eclipse Cloud Native Java eBook and more.  

If you’d like to learn more about cloud native Java and Jakarta EE, the Eclipse Foundation will be at Oracle Code One, so come armed with questions. Stop by our booth -number 3228- to say hi, ask questions or chat with our experts. Here’s who you can expect to see in our booth for Oracle Code One:

  • A lot of community participation at the boot, after all this is an open source community driven project!

  • Pods dedicated to Jakarta EE, MicroProfile and Eclipse Che

  • A lot of information and discussion about the Jakarta EE 8 release and related Compatible Implementations 

Jakarta EE Community Update: August video call

The most recent Jakarta EE Community Update meeting took place on August 27; the conversation included topics such as the progress and latest status of the Jakarta EE 8 release 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.  

Fulfilling the Vision for Open Source, Cloud Native Java: 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 called Fulfilling the Vision for Open Source, Cloud Native Java on the community's definition and vision for cloud native Java, which will become available shortly before Jakarta EE 8 is released. Stay tuned!

Cloud Native Java & Jakarta EE presence at events and conferences: August overview 

We’d like to give kudos to Otávio Santana for his hard work this past summer on his 11+ conference session tour on “Jakarta on the Cloud America Latina 2019”. It’s great to see the success of your sessions and we are happy to promote your community participation. 

Links you may want to bookmark!

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!  

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: If you’d like to learn more about Jakarta EE-related plans and get involved in shaping the future of cloud native Java and see when is the next Jakarta Tech Talk, please bookmark the Jakarta EE Community Calendar