Adopt-a-JSR gets adopted

Oracle reach out to JUGs to help finalise EE 7

Elliot Bentley
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With the 2013 deadline looming, the Java EE 7 team are asking for last-minute feedback on many of its key new features.

With
only a few months to go, the Java EE 7 team are reaching out to Java user
groups
(JUGs) around the world to help provide feedback before
the release goes gold.

Oracle are hoping to capitalise on the popularity of the
Adopt-a-JSR scheme, which has already been adopted by many JUGS
around the world.

“We’ve seen great success with Adopt-a-JSR efforts so far,” wrote
Java evangelist Arun Gupta in an email to JUG leaders, shared with
JAXenter. “As part of Java EE 7, several new JSRs [specification
requests] such as WebSocket, JSON, Caching, and Concurrency for EE,
are getting added to the platform to make it richer and
complete.”

However, the team are looking for further feedback as the deadline
looms. With Java’s glacial release cycle (and even slower
adoption), it would be an understatement to say that it’s important
they get it right the first time. The team are asking for feedback
on 15 individual
JSRs
– specifications for new Java features – including the
WebSocket API, version 2.0 of the RESTful Web Services API and the

infamous
Caching API.

Pioneered by the London Java Community, the adopt-a-JSR scheme
encourages JUG members to to get involved in JSRs to help shape the
future of the language. It has since spread around the world, and
the scheme has been so successful that the London Java Community
was
awarded with a Duke’s Choice award
at JavaOne this year for its
contributions to Java and the JSP.

For more information, check out Arun
Gupta’s blog post
or visit glassfish.java.net/adoptajsr.

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