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Welcome to the February 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 month I'll discuss four new JSRs and a few JSRs that are in the Proposed Final Draft and Public Review, and one final JSR. Let's Start with J2ME Technology A new JSR in this space is JSR 238, Mobile Internationalization API. It proposes to add culturally correct data formatting, and the sorting of text strings and such for MIDlets in a CLDC/MIDP environment, according to its submitter Nokia. The broad support for internationalization that you find in the J2SE platform is not part of the CLDC/MIDP environment because of memory footprint constraints. This optional package will deliver the appropriate level of internationalization functionality to Java-based de... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the March 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 month I'll discuss the public review of the upcoming J2SE 1.5 technology and two JSRs that are part of that release, Nokia's JSR 226, and a JSR in maintenance review. J2SE 1.5 in Public Review After completing its Community Review, JSR 176, the so-called umbrella JSR for the J2SE 1.5 release, quickly entered into Public Review. In parallel, a beta release of the reference im... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the April 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. In this month's column I'm focusing mostly on one new JSR. Java Is a Platform The above is an often-heard description when talking about this technology. While many Java developers may first think of the Java programming language, what makes this technology successful is not only the niceties of the programming language but the richness of the class libraries and the presence o... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Welcome to the May 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. Before we start, let me quickly follow up on last month's column: the Groovy JSR was approved unanimously. Congratulations to Strachan, et al, and I wish them much success with the JSR. Coming Soon to a Television in Your Neighborhood With a new JSR on the ballot, the JCP enters a new world. Cox Communications with the support of CableLabs, Comcast Cable, Time Warner Cable, and oth... (more)

From Within the Java Community Process Program

Before commercial developers choose a technology, they primarily ask two questions: How well does it solve a problem and how well does it provide a foundation to sell a solution to a problem. IT managers (and in-house developers) do their technology assessment homework a bit differently: they look first at how well the technology solves a problem and the longevity of a solution to a problem. The common denominator is the desire to feel "technology safe." Aspects that contribute to the sense of safety are whether the technology is evolving, whether its ecology is expanding, whethe... (more)