The Public Review of JSR 262, "Web Services Connector for JMX Agents", is underway, and there's a new snapshot of the Reference Implementation that corresponds to the Public Review specification.
No continuations yet. JSR 323 never made the first hurdle.
The discussion about new language features in Java SE 7 is on again, with abundant feedback to JavaPolis presentations on closures and several "little" language features (like improved generic type inference, catch clauses, String switch, typedef and others). I am a supporter of the current closures proposal, but no matter which of these features you like, there's one aspect I see no one discussing: compatibility with older JVMs...
If (newly announced) JSR 323 is serious, it looks like it might give us continuations.
In javaposse 150 the guys were talking about something and veered off on a tangent talking about multiple return values and tuples and such like. Next up they talked about the closures JSR. That sparked a thought that maybe we could transform the multiple return values problem in order to solve it using closures.
The JSR 277 EG observer mailing list is now available on OpenJDK, and there is also a new project on OpenJDK for the implementation development of JSR 277 and 294.
Java Module System (JSR 277) can be a huge step forward for Java platform. If done right. The early draft is both promising and disturbing...
Some words about J/XFS (Java eXtensions for Financial Services)
Demos and an interesting rundown of upcoming JMX APIs.
What we did with JSP and JSF to host our projects on java.net
JSR 273 (Design-Time API for JavaBeans) aims to bring VB-like ease to Java IDEs.
I'm very happy to announce that the JCP has begun voting on a JSR to standardize the BeanShell scripting language through the Java
Java is about to get a standardized API for working with scripting languages and it's not just about web applications any more.
A new JSR has been created that proposes to build a JSP Tag Library for Web Services and while I think that standard tag libraries are great, I'm not convinced about the need to access web services directly from JSP pages.
JSR 94: JavaTM Rule Engine API - Final