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

From: Bill Shannon <>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:06:10 -0700

The survey I referred to below is now available. Please give us your feedback!

Help us spread the word to the entire Java EE community!

Bill Shannon wrote on 08/22/16 05:05 PM:
> 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.
> Stay tuned for more information about our community survey, and join us
> at JavaOne to hear more about our proposals for Java EE.
> Your opinion is valuable to us and we look forward to collaborating with you.
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