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Java EE 8 JSRS approved

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The Java Community Process executive committee has approved eight requests for Java 8.

The executive committee of the Java Community Process (JCP) unanimously approved eight Java Specification Requests (JSRs), adopted for version 8 of Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE).

A few weeks ago there was a stock vote where 24 committee members approved the specification Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) for Java 2.0. Now, the committee has given the green light for another seven requests. Specifically, these are:

  • JSR 366: Java Platform Enterprise Edition 8

  • JSR 367: Java API for JSON Binding

  • JSR 368: Java Message Service 2.1

  • JSR 369: Java Servlet API 4.0

  • JSR 370: Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.1

  • JSR 371: Model-View Controller 1.0

  • JSR 372: JavaServer Faces 2.3

The executive committee works alongside companies, associations and organizations such as Oracle, ARM, Twitter, IBM, Software AG, the Eclipse Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard and the London Java Community.

The respective Head of Specifications will now convene expert groups. Thanks to the “Adopt-a-JSR” program launched in 2012, JUG members will now have the opportunity to participate in the worldwide specifications.

CDI for everyone

JCP was renamed CDI. The abbreviation CDI stands for Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java. The background to this is that CDI 2.0 will also be supported from by the Java Standard Edition (Java SE).

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