Celebrating hard work and innovation, the JCP Awards are announced at JavaOne

The 9th JCP Annual Award Winners Announced

Once again the Java Community Process (JCP) has held its Annual Awards at JavaOne, where the committee recognises the hard work and excellence across the entire Java landscape. The winners have been announced.

The three award winners for each category are (drum roll...):

JCP Member/Participant of the Year

Mike DeNicola: For his role as JCP.next Working Group Lead. While not officially Spec Lead of JSR 348, Mike has contributed a lot in getting the JCP reform plans where they are at a great pace, compared to earlier efforts. Helping the JCP to be fit for the next decades of Java following the Oracle-Sun merger.

Other nominees: 

SouJava

IBM

London Java Community

Doug Lea

Outstanding Spec Lead

John Rose:  (JSR 292 Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages on the Java Platform). Due to his excellence in ensuring consensus across the community -- both EG members and the wider JVM language community.

Other nominees: 

Alex Buckley

Mark Reinhold

Most Innovative JSR

Winner:

JSR 292: Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages on the Java Platform. As the first JSR specifically designed to support languages other than Java, JSR 292 will ensure the long-term success of the Java VM.

Other nominees

JSR 321: Trusted Computing API for Java. Beside a picture book example for Agile and Transparent Expert Group work, JSR 321 also anticipated another vision of JCP.next, by being the first JSR with a known implementation in language other than Java, called Hybrid JSR by JCP.next (Part 2 and beyond) Apart from all that, Trusted Java holds the key to a safer more reliable and trusted usage of PaaS/Cloud or other Pervasive Technologies like Social Networking and Mobile.

JSR 334: Small Enhancements to the Java Programming Language (Project Coin). Due to the process it was run under and the requirement of participants to 'put some skin in the game'.

Winner of the Outstanding Spec lead, John Rose, had these words to say about winning his category:

This evening in San Francisco I was deeply touched to be recognized at the 9th Annual Awards Nominations of the Java Community Process. On behalf of the JSR 292 Expert Group, I accepted an award for Most Innovative JSR, and another for leading the Expert Group.

These honours arise from a huge amount of teamwork. Together we introduced fundamentally new instructions and data types into the Java Virtual Machine, an undertaking that was both ambitious and complex. Carrying out this work required the dedicated efforts of the JSR 292 Expert Group members, our fellow engineers, corporate sponsors, and the Da Vinci Machine community. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to work alongside such excellent colleagues. Thank you all!

Let's continue to invest in Java standards, building out great computing platforms to run our future on.

James Trew

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