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JCP Announces New Activity for JSRs 302 and 315

Posted by editor on January 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM PST

On Friday, Harold Ogle of the JCP announced new activity in JSR 302 (Safety Critical JavaTM Technology) and JSR 315 (JavaTM Servlet 3.0 Specification). The blog post "JSR 302: Early Draft Review - Safety Critical Java Technology" announces that the JSR 302 Expert Group:

has published a draft specification for Early Draft Review (also removing the Inactive status flag). The review is scheduled to close on 7 April 2011.

Another blog post, "JSR 315 Maintenance Review: Java Servlet 3.0 Specification", announces that the JSR 315 Maintenance Lead:

has posted an updated Change Log for Maintenance Review. The Maintenance Review is here: This review closes on 6 February 2011.

Java Today

In just over a week, Adam Bien will be Bringing Some Java EE to the Vampires:

The JUG with the cool logo [Transylvania Java User Group] invited me about two years ago for a speaking event. I will spent the whole week in Rumania with Java EE 5, so I need some fun with Java EE 6 after work :-). 18.01.2010: I will introduce you to the world of Java EE 6 with nothing but code, implementing an application interactively; 19.01.2010: The day after I would like to discuss some Java EE 6 Patterns, Anti-Patterns, Strange Approaches and Best Practices...

Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine provides An update on GlassFish 3.1:

There might have been some confusion recently around the availability of GlassFish 3.1 in final version (GA/RTM/FCS, pick your favorite acronym). While the original roadmap from March 2010 mentioned late 2010, the JavaOne keynote in September 2010 mentioned two GlassFish releases in 2011. So here is the update : GlassFish 3.1 Open Source Edition is scheduled to ship in February...

Geertjan Wielenga follows up on European Radar Software in Java on the NetBeans Platform:

Work done for the French Ministry of Defence on the NetBeans Platform was mentioned here in this blog less than a year ago. I've been trying to follow that project, ASTRAD ("architecture and simulation tool for radar analysis and design"), ever since then. I came across several articles recently relating to this project. One of them, entitled "Use of ASTRAD Simulation Tool in Radar modes development", describes ASTRAD in quite some detail. In it, ASTRAD is defined as "a graphical integrated environment for radar simulation developments"...

R. Tyler Croy, of Hudson Labs, announces that Installing plugins has always been easy, now it's fast too! -

As one of the "men behind the scenes" of the Hudson project, a lot of my contributions tend to be in writing articles or handling infrastructure, anything to ensure folks like Kohsuke can continue to make Hudson great without being distracted by inane system administration tasks. This past week, one of my long-running infrastructure projects has finally "gone live," making downloads of plugins and packages faster than ever! ...


Our latest href="">Spotlight is the new Java EE 6 article by Java Champion Adam Bien, Simplicity by Design:

The introduction of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5, in 2006, did a lot to simplify enterprise application development. Java EE 6, released in 2009, simplifies design and architecture tasks even further. Java EE 6 is a good choice for building small situational applications quickly and without any overhead...

We're also featuring Micha Kops' latest article, Enterprise Java Bean / EJB 3.1 Testing using Maven and embedded Glassfish:

Are you playing around with the shiny new 3.1 EJBs? Using Maven for your Java projects? Need an easy way to write and execute tests for your EJBs that depends on an Java Application Server? No problem using Maven Archetypes, the Maven EJB Plugin and the GlassFish embedded Application Container...


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