This means that about half of the specifications have completed their reviews. The remaining half has three weeks to get their release reviews started in order for the end-of-May release date for Jakarta EE 10 to be possible.
Those of you that follow me on Twitter, may have noticed that I am now on my way to Devnexus. The conference is happening from April 12 to 14 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Devnexus 2022 has an amazing lineup of speakers, promising a couple of days packed with extremely high-quality content. And, a lot of fun as well.
Don’t miss out on the Jakarta EE reception at 5 pm, Tuesday, April 12 (Room 411). All are invited. Join IBM and Eclipse Foundation for this reception at the end of workshop day at 5 pm for snacks and drinks!
I also hope to meet as many as possible there, so make sure you pop by the Eclipse Foundation (Booth 28) in the exhibition hall.
May 15, 2022, is the date that we are planning to initiate the release review of the Jakarta EE 10 Platform, Web Profile, and Core Profile specifications. That means that this is the deadline for all individual component specifications to have completed their reviews. Since the ballot period for release reviews is 14 days, this effectively means that their release reviews must start at the latest on May 1, 2022.
In case you missed it, Java 18 was released this week! There are a couple of goodies for developers in this release. My picks are that UTF-8 is now specified as the default charset (JEP 400), and the code snippets in JavaDoc (JEP 413). And why not try out the simple web server (JEP 408) while you’re at it?
After a week at home, I will be going on a Jakarta EE mini-tour with visits to the Java User Groups in Belfast and Dublin. If you’re in the area, make sure to join me there!
Oracle announced this week that JavaOne is back! Note that it will be in Las Vegas this year, and not in San Francisco. I guess Duke must find a new street to close off for Duke’s Café (for those not familiar with Duke’s Café, a block of Taylor Street in San Francisco used to be turned into a hang-out space with a bar and stage during previous JavaOne’s).
Discussion around how Jakarta EE should handle the deprecation for removal of the Security Manager in Java SE (JEP 411) took up almost the entire Jakarta EE Platform call this week. Just to be clear, the Security Manager is NOT removed in Java SE 17, which is the Java version most implementations are likely to target for their Jakarta EE 10 implementations. The discussion topic was about how to handle future certification requests with Java versions where the Security Manager has been removed. The security section of the Jakarta EE 10 Platform Specification will include a detailed statement with recommendations and possible recommendations regarding the usage of the Security Manager in Jakarta EE.
JavaLand is happening next week! I will be there with two Jakarta EE talks:
Jakarta EE 10 is Coming Your Way
Jakarta EE Security – Sailing Safe in Troubled Waters (co-speaker with Werner Keil)
Check out the JavaLand 2022 Agenda for all details. I will also be present with Jakarta EE stickers in the JUG Café. Just look for the Jakarta EE logo…
As I mentioned in my JavaLand 2022 Top Speaker Interview, one of the things I am looking forward to is participating in the JavaLand Jogging on Wednesday morning. Last week, I did a 10K-a-day run streak to make sure I am in shape for this event.
The next date to mark your calendars with is May 15. This is the absolute last date for the individual component specifications to go ballot for their release review in order to be able to release Jakarta EE 10 by the end of May. But, as always, sooner is better than later. There is no need to wait until the last deadline if your specification project can finish earlier!
Everybody that is, or has been involved in an open-source project has most likely written or maintained resources or legal documents that are either recommended or even required. Examples are README, CONTRIBUTING, NOTICE, and LICENCE files as well as Copyright Headers. For Eclipse Foundation projects, these are described in the Legal Documentation Requirements section of the Eclipse Foundation Project Handbook.
The usual process of creating these resources is to copy them from an existing project and edit them to fit the new project. This process is error-prone and the result is that these documents often contain errors, or are out-of-date.
The work with Jakarta EE 10 is chugging along as February 28, the target date for release reviews is approaching. No new specifications started their release review this week, so the status is the same as it were in Hashtag Jakarta EE #111. More release reviews are expected to start in the upcoming week.
I was supposed to travel to Novosibirsk for my SnowOne on February 25-26. But due to the circumstances around the pandemic, the conference will be online-only in February. My talk will be on Saturday, February 26. Check the SnowOne website for details. There will be an in-person event in April, but unfortunately, I am not able to go there due to a conflict with another travel.
There are quite a few conferences coming up this spring and early summer. Check out the I’m Speaking sidebar of https://www.agilejava.eu/ for a quick overview. I also try to keep the list on my Speaker Bio page up-to-date as well.
The Jakarta MVC project plans to release an update to the specification around the time of Jakarta EE 10. As you are aware, Jakarta MVC is not yet a part of the Jakarta EE Platform or Jakarta EE Web Profile. With the ongoing revival of server-side rendering, we hope that some time in the future to be included in the Web Profile.