The Jakarta EE Platform continues its journey toward Jakarta EE 11. The team has now started collecting the issues to get a feel of the scope of the release. Check them out, and feel free to add anything you think is missing. The issue list is discussed in the weekly Jakarta EE Platform calls.
If you haven’t responded to the 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey yet, it is still open and will be open until May 25. There is no need to wait, take a couple of minutes and provide your valuable insights.
I am back from the JCP Executive Committee meeting in Singapore where we also participated in the Java Heroes Mini Conference organized by Singapore JUG. The conference started with a panel of all JCP EC Members, myself included. The panel discussion started with a short presentation by Georges Saab, and was moderated by Heather VanCura. After the panel, there were talks by Simon Ritter, Mala Gupta, and myself.
The Monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture Call happened this week. We talked about which specifications could be candidates to add to Jakarta EE 11. One of the most likely candidates is Jakarta Data. The plan review for Jakarta Data 1.0 was approved by the Jakarta EE Specification Committee last week, so it looks promising. For this, and other topics related to Jakarta EE 11, please take a look at the issues labeled EE11 in the Jakarta EE Platform Issue Tracker.
If you haven’t responded to the 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey yet, it is still open and will be until May 25. There is no need to wait, take a couple of minutes and provide your valuable insights.
Devnexus is one of the absolute highlights of every conference year, and the 2023 edition was no exception. It truly is the place to be for the Java Community.
In addition to the dedicated Jakarta EE track featuring two days packed with amazing talks, we also had a booth where we had conversations about Jakarta EE as well as handed out swag. In addition to the usual stickers and t-shirts, we also had 5-year anniversary branded socks that proved to be extremely popular.
Speaking about the anniversary, at the end of the first conference day, we served 5-year anniversary cake at the booth.
My talk titled Jakarta EE for Spring Developers was well attended. With about sixty percent of the attendees being Spring developers, the topic hit the mark. In addition to pointing out how closely related Spring and Jakarta EE are, the major part of the talk is a demo where I migrate an application from Spring Boot 2 to Spring Boot 3 with a focus on what to think of related to the namespace change from javax.* to jakarta.* and how it impacts Spring and Spring Boot.
And, of course, whenever possible, I invite everyone to join me in a Jakarta EE Community Morning Run before the conference day starts. This time, we did a community run on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
The Jakarta EE Platform Project has started organizing the issue tracker for Jakarta EE 11. Issues that are relevant to Jakarta EE 11 are marked with the EE11 label. It is time for the Monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture call next week. Make sure to join this call to make your voice heard in the planning for Jakarta EE 11.
The call is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET on February 7, 2023. Check the public calendar for details on how to join.
In the upcoming week, I am going to Atlanta for Devnexus 2023. This year, there is an entire track dedicated to Jakarta EE. There will also be an informal Jakarta Meetup directly after the Jug Leaders Summit, which is happening on Tuesday.
Next week is the week of Devnexus 2023! And the conference this year features a dedicated track to Jakarta EE that is packed with amazing content from world-class speakers. Not only the Jakarta EE Track, the conference has an amazing lineup as always. This is one of the reasons why Devnexus has sailed up to become the biggest and most important Java conference in the US.
Conferences can be exhausting, with long days at the venue. So many people to talk to, and so many talks to attend. I find that the best way to make sure that you are refreshed and recharged for a conference day is a morning run. That’s why I will arrange the first annual Jakarta EE Devnexus Community Run. In fact, while we’re at it, let’s do the second as well. Join me for a run on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings!
When – 06:30am, Wednesday, April 5, 2023 – 06:30am, Thursday, April 6, 2023
Where – By the Olympic Rings at the corner of Centennial Olympic Park
Java 20 was released on Tuesday this week! As with the previous releases, Java 20 comes with a small set of features. Which is natural given the 6-month release cadence. Virtual Threads (JEP 436) from Project Loom is in 2nd Preview in Java 20. It is really the time to try it out before it gets elevated from Preview to a regular feature. This is expected to happen in Java 21, which is only 6 months away.
The addition of Virtual Threads in Java 21 is a topic for Jakarta EE 11 as well. Check out the minutes if you’re not able to attend the weekly Jakarta EE Platform Calls on a regular basis to stay on top of what’s being discussed.
Last week, I was at JavaLand. Organizing a conference in an amusement park with free roller coasters and ice cream, in addition to top-class speakers providing amazing content, is a given success. And JavaLand 2023 was no exception. I think all of the 2400 attendees agree with me on that.
Next up is Devnexus in Atlanta. This is another of my favorite conferences, and it has established itself as the largest Java conference in the US. New this year is that we have a dedicated Jakarta EE track. The track will feature talks about, and related to Jakarta EE. We will also make sure to celebrate the 5-year anniversary of Jakarta EE. Please join us in the celebration, and pick up some limited 5-year anniversary swag.
This was my ninth JavaLand! Since the conference was canceled in 2020, I have spoken at every JavaLand since it started in 2014, including the online edition of 2021. It is safe to say that it is one of my favorite conferences, and I hope to return again and again!
My Jakarta EE 10 talk was very well attended. I had the pleasure of presenting in Wintergarten, which is the second-biggest stage at JavaLand. Unfortunately, my development environment acted up on one of the demos, but the rest of the talk went without any issues.
Directly after my regular conference talk, I moderated the Jakarta EE Panel with Ed Burns, Emily Jiang, and Jan Westerkamp as the panelists. We had a couple of topics prepared and got some good questions from the audience as well.
And, last but not least. No conference with Emily without a morning run. At JavaLand, we were both dressed up in our nice Jakarta EE running shirts, as well as the limited Jakarta EE neck warmers.
I’m back in business after a refreshing vacation! First up is JavaLand next week. Not only will I participate in interviews, panels, and a Jakarta EE talk. I will also staff the Jakarta EE booth in the exhibition area. In addition to this, there are heaps of community activities such as the JavaLand Jogging on Wednesday morning.
The 2023 Jakarta EE Developer Survey is now open. The survey will be open until May 25, but there is no need to wait. Take a couple of minutes and provide your valuable insights.
This is the second vacation edition of Hashtag Jakarta EE and the last for this time as I will be back in full force at the end of next week. The monthly Jakarta EE Platform Architecture call was held in the past week. The main topic discussed there was how to leverage virtual threads in the Jakarta EE specifications.
First out will be a trip to JavaLand where I will participate in community activities and have a Jakarta EE talk. One of the highlights of JavaLand is the JavaLand Jogging community event that is organized before breakfast on the second day of the conference. If you are attending JavaLand, make sure to bring your running shoes, and join us for a refreshing start to the conference day.
Two weeks later, Devnexus 2023 comes up. This year with a dedicated Jakarta EE track. If you haven’t registered yet, make sure to do so. You don’t want to miss this one. I hear rumors that there will be some extraordinarily cool swag this year…something to do with watermelon-flavored sailing ships…