I admit that I haven’t stayed 100% up-to-date on what’s been going on in the Jakarta EE community the last week. It’s vacation time, and my focus has been on other things than staying connected. Things like early morning dip in the ocean…
Make sure to log off your devices and take some time to recharge yourself!
It’s vacation time, but the hashtag series continues…
The Jakarta EE Working Group has created a Jakarta EE 9 Tools Vendor Datasheet that collects information regarding the Jakarta EE 9 release. Specifically around the namespace change from javax.* to jakarta.*. Please share this datasheet with anyone you suspect may be impacted by this release.
Jakarta EE 9 release is moving forward! At the time of writing this blog, the TCK has 97.98% passing tests. Bookmark the Jakarta EE 9 TCK Overview to follow the progress.
The ballots for releasing the specifications that are a part of Jakarta EE 9 are about to start any moment now. Follow the public Specification mailing list to see how this progresses.
This week, we had the monthly Jakarta EE Community Update Call. It is a relaxed event where we talk about the latest updates in the Jakarta EE Community and community efforts. If you missed it, take a look at the recording.
The reviews of Pull Requests for release review of specifications targeting the Jakarta EE 9 release have started. The schedule is tight, so please help out with the review of these PRs as they come in.
As a curiosity at the end, on July 8, GitHub deposited a copy of all public repositories to the Arctic Code Vault as a part of the GitHub Archive Program. They also introduced the Arctic Code Vault Contributor badge to display on your GitHub profile.
I am happy to announce that my talk Jakarta EE 9 and Beyond is scheduled for EclipseCon 2020. All speakers are given the option to record their talks in advance for this year’s all virtual conference. Given that the planned release date for Jakarta EE 9 is September 16 and pre-recorded talks must be submitted by September 7, this talk will be a live session.
Last week was a shorter week due to the holidays in North America, but the work with Jakarta EE 9 continues. It is a pretty tight schedule, so any help is appreciated.
Work on Jakarta MVC progresses as well. We have now contributed the TCK, which is now available under EE4J on GitHub. The specification document and Javadoc have been prepared and ready for a Jakarta MVC 1.1 release. Now we just need to set up some build jobs and run the TCK against Krazo…
The date is set for JakartaOne Livestream 2020. It will take place on September 16, 2020. We are planning for a 12-hour live streaming event of the same format as last year. The call-for-paper will open any day now. Stay tuned and get ready to submit your awesome proposal!
Make sure to follow @JakartaOneConf on Twitter so you don’t miss out on any information.
Tuesday this week, we celebrated the Jakarta EE 9 Milestone release with an online cupcake party. Here is a photo of my creation.
I also posted a superfast (6 seconds) timelapse of the cupcake production in Studio Jakarta EE. The description contains the recipe if anyone is interested. Please continue the party by posting sharing cupcake picture using the hashtag #JakartaEE.
The first friends call happened this Wednesday. This call is an informal chat among peers mimicking the hallway discussions usually happening at conferences and events. The next call is July 22!
The delivery of Jakarta EE 9 Milestone was a major effort, but this community doesn’t rest. The work with delivering a final version of Jakarta EE 9 on September 16 continues. The schedule is tight, but I am confident we will make it.
We made the initial contribution of Jakarta MVC, and the work with preparing the specification document for a Jakarta MVC 1.1 release is ongoing. Please join our mailing list to participate.
Next week is a big week for Jakarta EE! Releasing a milesone release of Jakarta EE 9 is a big milestone for the Jakarta EE community. It’s only 9 months since Jakarta EE 8 was released, so we are on track for the release of Jakarta EE 9 in September. I’m seeing a pattern emerging here; A release cadence of one year, meaning a yearly release of Jakarta EE.
The major deliverable of Jakarta EE 9 is the namespace switch from javax.* to jakarta.*, so we can say that the transfer to Eclipse Foundation is now finally finalized and we can look forward to more functionality coming. The Jakarta EE Ambassadors have started creating a document with stuff they see as important to start working on.
On Wednesday June 24, the first Friends of Jakarta EE call is happening. See the details below for how to join.
I’ll finish off this post with the exciting news that AdoptOpenJDK is coming to the Eclipse Foundation where it will continue the important work of making binary distributions of OpenJDK available for free to everyone under the name Eclipse Adoptium.
This has been a week of meetings. In addition to the regular Jakarta EE and MicroProfile calls, we also had the public JCP Executive Committee Meeting on Tuesday. The topic of this call was Java in Education. The presentation concludes with a callout to Java User Groups around the World to reach out to students and faculty in computer science programs and encourage them to join your JUG. Useful tips are to hold a JUG meeting on campus as well as arrange seminars specifically targeting teachers/professors to get them involved.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested in participating in a Jakarta EE Community Chat! It is, as you see, very informal and low key.
We are making progress with Jakarta EE 9. The platform specification is almost done as you can see in this issue. The Milestone release is just around the corner and we are planning to host a release party to celebrate this milestone (pun intended 🙂). Stay tuned for updates by following JakartaEE and/or me on Twitter.
The work with Jakarta EE 9 is progressing, and we are looking forward to a milestone release at the end of June. There are so many moving parts in putting such a release together. All help is appreciated!