Hashtag Jakarta EE #49

Welcome to the forty-ninth issue of Hashtag Jakarta EE!

Big day on Tuesday! The second edition of JakartaOne Livestream happens on December 8, 2020. Make sure you are registered!

I am really looking forward to hosting this event together with Tanja. We have an amazing lineup of speakers and lots of great Jakarta EE and MicroProfile content prepared for you.

Between each session, we will return to Studio Jakarta EE for lightning talks, interviews, tech demos discussions, and awards. And, of course, there will be cake!

The Jakarta MVC 2.0 release review ballot has started. The ballot period is 14 days, so it will conclude on December 17, 2020. We are extremely happy to be able to embrace the jakarta.* namespace and run on top of Jakarta EE 9 so quickly after its release.

Eclipse GlassFish 6.0.0 is just around the corner. The release candidate (RC2) has been available for a while, and the team is working on wrapping up the last bits and pieces to release the final version. Hopefully, it will be available for download on Tuesday.

Jakarta MVC 2.0 Release Review

Before a Jakarta EE specification can be released under the Jakarta EE Specification Process (JESP), it has to go through a release review. The ballot for Jakarta MVC 2.0 can be followed in this ballot thread.

The release review is initiated by creating a Pull Request to the Jakarta EE Specifications repository and request a release review by sending an email to the Jakarta EE Specification Committee. See the Jakarta MVC 2.0 pull request to check out the details and follow the ballot on the public Jakarta EE Specification Committee mailing list. It took a while from the request-email until the ballot was started for Jakarta MVC 2.0, but the specification committee now has a streamlined process established for assigning a mentor responsible for starting the ballot.

I will use Jakarta MVC as an example for a specification going through the steps involved in the JESP and blog about it here. Follow the Jakarta MVC tag to get them all.

Studio Jakarta EE – LIVE at JakartaOne Livstream

JakartaOne Livestream is happening on December 8, 2020. It is a whole day packed with content. As I mentioned in JakartaOne Livestream 2020 – Lineup, we have lots of goodies planned for Studio Jakarta EE between the regular conference talks.

As mentioned in JakartaOne Livestream 2020 – Lineup, one of the 15-minute sessions will be a lightning talk by Amber Vanderburg. There are also a couple of interviews planned. I will have a chat with Juergen Hoeller, the Spring Framework project lead from VMware about the implications of the namespace change in Jakarta EE 9 on Spring Framework. Arjan Tijms will also be joining in another 15-minutes chat about how Jakarta EE 9 lowers the barriers for new players on the market, like Piranha.

And there will be more…

Hashtag Jakarta EE #48

Welcome to the forty-eighth issue of Hashtag Jakarta EE!

JakartaOne Livestream 2020 is just around the corner. Make sure you register today!

We continue the cupcake success from the Milestone party in June. This time we go even bigger! A final release deserves a proper CAKE! Join us in the celebration, bake a cake, upload a photo of your creation and win big prizes!

The Jakarta EE Virtual Tour continues in 2021. Reach out if you would like us to visit your JUG/Meetup.

Are you still using JDK Internals? Well, then you should probably be aware that these will be encapsulated by default in Java 16. See JEP 396 for the details. Before you blow a fuse and start getting nightmares from your dependence on sun.misc.Unsafe, relax 🙂 It will still be available, at least for now. This applies to all the critical internal APIs for which standard replacements do not exist yet.

JakartaOne Livestream 2020 – Lineup

I think this lineup deserves some spotlight. JakartaOne Livestream 2020 is packed with quality content. Check out the schedule and make sure you register for the event!

Between the sessions, we return to Studio Jakarta EE where Tanja and I will talk about the sessions, celebrate the Jakarta EE 9 release, do some live demos, and interview community members. We will also feature a lighting talk by Amber Vanderburg where she will talk about the power of performance feedback. Make sure you tune in to these sessions between sessions. There will be some surprises coming up and, of course, there will be cake!

Jakarta MVC 2.0 TCK

A specification must, according to the Jakarta EE Specification Process (JESP), provide a test suite to verify that an implementation implements the specification correctly. This test suite is called a Test Compatibility Kit (TCK). There must be at least one compatible implementation, i.e. an implementation that passes the TCK, for a spec to be ratified as a final specification.

Eclipse Krazo 2.0.0 is a compatible implementation of Jakarta MVC 2.0. In the following video, I show how the TCK is run to verify that Krazo passes the Jakarta MVC 2.0 TCK.

I will use Jakarta MVC as an example for a specification going through the steps involved in the JESP and blog about it here. Follow the Jakarta MVC tag to get them all.

Hashtag Jakarta EE #47

Welcome to the forty-seventh issue of Hashtag Jakarta EE!

Jakarta EE 9 is released and available in Maven Central! You can start using it today. This is how you configure your pom.xml for Jakarta EE Platform 9:


And this is how you configure your pom.xml for Jakarta EE Web Profile 9:


The Jakarta EE 9 release will be properly celebrated with our JakartaOne Livestream on December 8. Make sure you register to save your spot! This will be a 12-hour event packed with amazing speakers and content!

Jakarta MVC 2.0 passed the plan review ballot this week. We have already done the work adjusting to the jakarta.mvc.* namespace and passed the TCK with Eclipse Krazo. The only thing left is to initiate the final steps for a Jakarta EE specification release, which we will do at the beginning of next week.

I want to thank everyone that voted in the 2020 JCP Executive Committee elections. The Eclipse Foundation keeps its elected seat and will continue to represent the interests of the open-source community there.

Hashtag Jakarta EE #46

Welcome to the forty-sixth issue of Hashtag Jakarta EE!

This is the last time I will be showing the status pie chart for Jakarta EE 9.

All the ongoing ballots will end this week, so the rest of the specifications are ready to be released on Friday.

This week, we visited NišJUG in Serbia on our Jakarta EE Virtual Tour. Next week, we travel across the Ocean to Philadelphia and PhillyJUG. Sign up for the event here.

The plan review for Jakarta MVC 2.0 is ongoing and we are in the middle of the work to finalize this version. One of the tasks is to pass the TCK with a compatible implementation. In our case, this is Eclipse Krazo.

Krazo supports runtimes based on Eclipse Jersey, RESTEasy, and Apache CXF. This means that it can be integrated into almost any Jakarta EE application server out there. For Jakarta MVC 1.1, we used WildFly 18 as our engine for running the TCK.

We already have the TCK passing on WildFly 22 (alpha), so we are actually good to go for starting a release review as soon as the ballot for the plan review closes (on November 19). That means that we have a couple of days to see if we can get it to run on other implementations as well. I’ll post a blog post later this week with a report on this work as a part of my series about the Jakarta EE Specification Process, featuring Jakarta MVC.

Have You Voted Yet?

I know, you are probably pretty tired of elections by now. But please, take the time to submit your vote in the Javas Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC) elections.

The ballot is open for voting until November 16, 2020. All the relevant information can be found on the JCP EC Election pages.

And, do remember that a vote for Eclipse Foundation is a vote for the Open-source Community!