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Java User Group Cologne Adopts JSRs 344 (JSF 2.2) and 346 (CDI 1.1)

Posted by editor on January 31, 2013 at 9:34 PM PST

Java User Group Cologne has decided to adopt JSR 344 (JavaServer Faces 2.2) and JSR 346 (Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1). In an announcement on Google+, JUG Cologne stated:

Efforts will be aggregated and coordinated by Daniel Sachse and Michael Müller, both already individual expert members of the respective JSRs.

I asked Java Champion Michael Huettermann a few questions about JUG Cologne's decision to adopt these JSRs.

What led the JUG to choose these specific JSRs?

Michael: JUG Cologne adopted JSR 344 (JSF 2.2) and JSR 346 (CDI 1.1) because two of our JUG members, Michael Müller and Daniel Sachse, are already individual expert group members of those respective JSRs.

In what ways will JUG Cologne be participating in these JSR efforts? Coding? Testing new builds? Documentation?

Michael: Our JUG will host regular meetings to work on those JSRs. These meetings will mostly be workshops, but also presentations will take place. Efforts include a lot of coding and testing. We'll work on shared code, provide videos (see e.g. the German one here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOeyKGwVafE) and use mediums such as GitHub (e.g. see http://jugcologne.github.com/Adopt-A-JSR-346/#/).

About how many JUG Cologne developers do you think will participate in the effort?

Michael: We drive a collaborative approach and also include members who are not co-located during events. We'll expect 10+ developers being live on board for each working group event and significantly more than 10 being connected remotely. Kick-off events were attended by up to 100 people.

Michael concluded by stating:

Adopt-A-JSR is a great opportunity to help improve Java. Although not that new, JUGs can be JCP members and thus be actively engaged in further bringing Java forward.


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