Welcome to the December edition of the JCP column! Each month you can read
about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java
APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. This time around I'll
cover the recent elections for the Executive Committees and four new
The Envelope Please!
During October and November the annual elections for the two Executive
Committees take place. Each year the elections are managed by
PriceWaterhouseCoopers to ensure an impartial execution of the proceedings.
In October the JCP membership ratified the nominations that Sun had put
forward, resulting in the appointments of Apache, Borland, and Nortel to the
SE/EE EC, and NTT DoCoMo, RIM, and Samsung to the ME EC. The main criteria
that Sun uses in selecting JCP members for nomination are concentrated on
maintaining (and sometimes impro... (more)
If you're reading this at the Web Services Edge 2005 East Conference, you're
probably having a great time. If, on the other hand, it's before February
15th, you might still have time to get to Boston and attend. For anyone
interested in Web services or XML, this conference will be big.
Whether you're at the conference or not, I want to highlight several of the
newest JCP Program Java Specification Requests (JSRs) that promise to improve
Web ser-vices development and deployment. Of the 20 or so JSRs that offer
benefits for Web services, I've described what's happening on several th... (more)
Last month at the 2005 JavaOne Conference, members of the Java Community
Process (JCP) program got together with the other Java communities for our
traditional annual Java Communities in Action event. We mixed, mingled, and
celebrated our ongoing efforts to extend Java technology on all fronts. On
behalf of the JCP Executive Committees I handed out awards for JCP program
achievements over the past year. The Executive Committees (ECs) had selected
the honorees, which were easier to pick out since last year's migration to
JCP version 2.6 encouraged the Expert Groups to work more tr... (more)
Welcome to the July edition of JSR Watch! Each month this column provides
information about the JCP program: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs,
Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP program. This
month's column discusses a set of new J2EE technology JSRs, and a scripting
JSR, but I'll start off with the J2ME environment.
Two J2ME JSRs Are Nearly Final
JSR 179, Location API for J2ME technology, specifies how to write mobile
location-based applications for devices with limited resources, producing
information to an application about the device's physical loc... (more)
Welcome to the August edition of the JCP column! This month I'll cover a few
J2ME-related JSRs and two new JSRs in the J2SE/J2EE environment, but first
out of the block is the program office's own JSR, number 215.
Further Evolving Rules of the Community
JSR 215 aims to deliver several changes to the rules of the JCP to make the
process more open and transparent, both to members and to the general public.
These changes should make it easier to determine how a JSR is doing and what
the expert group is working on. The plan is to make all draft reviews
publicly visible, including the ... (more)