Java EE 8 and JDK 9 have been released. Java EE is currently in transition, being open sourced through the Eclipse Foundation under the EE4J project. The next version of the JDK is currently under development and due to be released in March with the new six-month release cadence. There are many areas in which the community can contribute to each of these efforts. Adopt-a-JSR is a grassroots initiative developed by JUG leaders to encourage JUG members to get involved in a JSR. Although the JSRs that the CJUG had adopted for Java EE 8 and JDK 9 have now completed, we can still help out with future releases.
In this ONLINE ONLY session, we will provide an update on the EE4J transition of Java EE, and we’ll cover some features that were released with Java EE 8. We will also cover some of the latest features that may be included as part of the upcoming JDK release in March.
Bob Paulin is an independent consultant and speaker that has been developing open source software for the past 10 years. Bob has presented at large international conferences such as ApacheCon, JavaOne and Devnexus. Bob is actively involved in the Chicago developer community, helping to run the Chicago Java User Group and he is a Devoxx4Kids Chicagoland Organizer. As a passionate open source advocate Bob donates his time to Apache Felix and Apache Tika as a committer and PMC respectively. Bob helps his clients perform modular development/design, automation for continuous delivery, and build forward leaning web applications. When not coding, Bob enjoys coaching football, robotics, and spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
Josh Juneau is a long time Java EE developer, and has written a number of books and articles pertaining to the Java Platform. He was a member of both the JSR 372 (JSF 2.3), and JSR 378 (Portlet Bridge for JSF 2.2) Expert Groups, and he is a community advocate and contributor that is helping to lead the CJUG Adopt-a-JSR for Java EE effort. He has presented at a number of conferences, including JavaOne in San Francisco. He enjoys spending time with his wife and five children when not diving into code.