[javaee-spec users] Re: [jms-spec users] [jsr368-experts] Re: Fwd: [jsr366-experts] update to Java EE 8 plan

From: John D. Ament <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:37:34 +0000


Its a shame you won't be there.

All the best,


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 4:28 AM Nigel Deakin <>

> On 23/08/2016 06:51, Ivar Grimstad wrote:
> Finally, something is happening...
> Indeed it is. As Bill Shannon says below, "Stay tuned for more information
> about our community survey, and join us
> at JavaOne to hear more about our proposals for Java EE."
> JavaOne is on 18-22 Sept. (Unfortunately I won't be there this year)
> Nigel
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Bill Shannon <>
> Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:50 AM
> Subject: [javaee-spec users] [jsr366-experts] update to Java EE 8 plan
> To: <>
> As many of you have read in the press [1], Oracle is reevaluating the
> scope and plans for Java EE 8. Based on the changes we've seen in the
> industry in recent years, we believe we need to do more to Java EE to
> make it better suited for developing the next generation of cloud
> and microservices applications.
> The current generation of enterprise Java applications is already well
> supported by Java EE 7 in cloud services provided by Oracle and
> others. As Anil Gaur said in his recent presentation to the JCP EC [2]:
> We would like the future of Java EE to be viable to next generation
> of applications. These apps are composed and deployed differently
> in cloud and require flexibility, reliability and scale. The
> platform needs a new programming model that's geared towards
> reactive style programming for building large-scale distributed
> applications that are loosely coupled. In addition, we would like
> to see HTTP/2, Config, State management, Eventual Consistency,
> Multi-tenancy, O-Auth and OpenID Connect get included in the
> platform.
> It is critical that Java EE reflect the needs of the community. We are
> preparing another community survey, similar to the survey we did in
> 2014 [3], to assess whether the community shares our views about
> what's needed in Java EE. We expect this survey to be available in
> the next few weeks. We'll also be looking at the results of other
> surveys and community input, and will be continuing our discussions
> with Java EE licensees. At JavaOne we'll be presenting our proposals
> for updates to Java EE and gathering feedback from attendees.
> After considering the results of our survey and other feedback, we'll
> adjust the plans for Java EE 8, with a goal of delivering Java EE 8
> within a year. Much of the initially planned work is nearly complete
> or well on its way, but new work will need to be done more quickly than
> usual. Obviously all desired work will not be able to be done in Java
> EE 8 and some planned work may no longer be important.
> This short schedule for Java EE 8 will allow us to move quickly into
> planning for Java EE 9, which will be able to take advantage of the
> Java SE 9 Jigsaw module system, and will give us more time for some of
> the larger improvements to the Java EE programming model.
> Your opinion is valuable to us and we look forward to collaborating with
> you.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]