Those marked with (*) already have approved plans, so a plan review is not necessary for this release. Also note that Jakarta Data, Jakarta NoSQL, and Jakarta MVC are currently standalone specifications being discussed for inclusion in the Platform. Out of these three, my guess is that Jakarta Data is the one most likely to be included. There is an issue in the Jakarta EE Platform issue tracker to capture the discussion around this. Please do chime in if you have an opinion about it. Following this discussion, there will most likely be a formal vote on the Jakarta EE mailing list.
Last week’s trip to JPrime 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria was the last of four conferences I spoke at in May. Summer is approaching, and conference season is starting to wind down. My next conference will be GOTO Amsterdam at the end of June. While I am there, I will also speak at the Amsterdam JUG. More details will follow when the details are carved out.
No conference without #runWithJakartaEE. JPrime was no exception. We had a morning run before each of the two conference days in addition to the day after the conference. The runners were Yarden, Emily, Grace, Heinz, Tagir, and me as you can see in the gallery below.
The due date for submitting plan reviews for specifications that are candidates for Jakarta EE 11 is May 30. And that date is fast approaching! The pull requests for those that are ready are labeled as Plan Review in the Jakarta EE Specification Committee’s GitHub repository.
A great way to get involved in specification work is to participate in the discussions happening in the GitHub issue trackers for the various specifications. An example is the discussion about HTTP status codes going on in Jakarta REST. Please chime in if you have an opinion or any relevant industry experience that can help guide the decision.
May is a busy month for conferences. Next week, I am going to Sofia to speak at JPrime 2023. It’s been a while since I was at JPrime, so I am very much looking forward to it! Check out the cool speaker promo they created for me.
This was my second time speaking at Infoshare in Gdańsk, Poland. The conference is pretty huge. Rumor has it they were expecting more than 6500 participants over two days, and the exhibition floor was absolutely massive!
With a focus on startups, investors, marketers, and the like, the audience on the DEV JAVA stage was, as expected, a little limited. Most of the stages, DEV JAVA included, were located in the exhibition hall. The sound system was pretty good, so it was not really a problem for the attendees to follow a talk. But as a speaker, it is very disturbing with all that background noise.
The hotel where most of the speakers stayed was located close to a park that is perfect for running. True to tradition, I invited everyone that wanted to join me in exchange for a Jakarta EE running T-shirt. This time Grzegorz Pinowarek joined me for a real forest trail experience in the woods.
It is only a little over a week until the plan reviews are due for the component specifications. You can check out the content of the reviews in the pull requests labeled Plan Review in the Jakarta EE Specification Committee Issue Tracker on GitHub.
I am back from my trip to Devoxx UK, and this time I will enjoy 10 days at home before heading off to Gdańsk to speak at Infoshare 2023. I had a talk there in 2021 as well, so it will be my second time speaking at this conference.
The work on producing a release plan for Jakarta EE 11 continues. The call to action for all individual component specifications is to have a plan ready for review by the Jakarta EE Specification Committee by May 30. Find the details in this email from Ed Burns to the Jakarta EE Specification Project Lead mailing list.
The 10th edition of Devoxx UK was just as awesome as the previous ones. Even with train strikes looming over London, the attendance was, by my guesstimate, somewhere around 1200. This was my fourth speaking appearance at the conference since 2016, It is always a pleasure coming back to London and Devoxx UK!
The rest of the conference was spent attending talks by the amazing speaker lineup, talking to exhibitors, and engaging with the community. The annual DevRoxx party is also a favorite.
Kicking off the conference day with an early morning run is something I have been advocating for a long time. The usual distance for these morning runs are around 5K Here is a picture of Olena and I on London Bridge at the halfway-point of our morning, the distance to the Thames and back made it into a 10K run this morning. London is bigger than you’d think!
I am home from an absolutely amazing Devoxx Greece 2023! The 1200 of you that were there know what I am talking about. But don’t despair if you weren’t able to attend this conference. A new opportunity comes up already next week in London. If you haven’t signed up for Devoxx UK 2023 yet, do so with the 25% discount code SEEMESPEAK23.
In the monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture call this week, we discussed the release planning of Jakarta EE 11. The first milestone in the plan is to gather the plans from all individual component specification projects. This is done according to the JESP in the form of Plan Reviews. We want these plan reviews in by May 30, 2023, so they can be started at the latest on May 31, 2023.
I have finally succumbed to the pressure and decided to add Instagram to my social media channels. Better late than never maybe? Anyway, I have been sparsely on Instagram before, so you may find some old accounts lingering around, but to give this a new fresh start, I created a new profile named ivargrimstad_official. Feel free to follow me and interact with me there. My intention is to post pictures from activities I’m a part of related to Jakarta EE, but as always, I suspect there will be some totally unrelated content as well.
Devoxx Greece 2023 was the first time Devoxx was arranged in Greece. The conference has been around for a couple of years as Voxxed Days Athens and stepped up to become a part of the Devoxx family this year. The 1200 attendees show that this was the right step to take. About 25 percent of the attendees came from other countries making it a true international conference.
The venue is very flexible and was just about right-scaled for this year’s number of attendees. With the option of taking more and bigger rooms in use, it has the possibility to scale for future events.
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The 2023 edition of the Jakarta EE Developer Survey is open until May 25, 2023. The date keeps getting closer and closer, so don’t wait! Spend a couple of minutes now to provide valuable insights.