The moment we've all been waiting for ever since Oracle announced their decision to contribute Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation is almost upon us. A lot of work and dedication has been put into delivering the Jakarta EE 8 release, but the most important accomplishment so far has been the collaboration between the members of the Jakarta EE Working Group. If active participation from a diverse community represents the best way to drive the vendor-neutral, open innovation necessary to modernize enterprise Java, then Jakarta EE is the poster child for what teamwork can accomplish.
This newsletter issue puts a spotlight on the present and future of Jakarta EE, including Tanja Obradovic's thoughts on the journey to Jakarta EE 8, why you should attend JakartaOne Livestream, an interview with Ivar Grimstad about his role as the Eclipse Foundation's first Jakarta EE Developer Advocate and more.
➜ Jakarta EE 8 Release @ Eclipse Foundation
➜ Jakarta EE 8: Past, Present, and Future
➜ Jakarta EE 8 - Where are we?
➜ Why You Should Attend JakartaOne Livestream!
➜ Meet Ivar Grimstad, the Eclipse Foundation's First Jakarta EE Developer Advocate
To learn more about the ongoing collaborative efforts to build tomorrow's enterprise Java platform for the cloud, check out the Jakarta Blogs.
By the way, have you booked your ticket to EclipseCon Europe 2019 yet? Don't forget to register for the Community Day happening on October 21, which is jam-packed with peer-to-peer interaction and community-organized meetings that are ideal for Eclipse Working Groups, Eclipse projects, and similar groups that form the Eclipse community. Plus, there's also a Community Evening planned for you, where like-minded attendees can share ideas, experiences and have fun! That said, in order to make this event a success, we need your help. What would you like the Community Day and Evening to be all about? Check out this wiki first, then make sure to go over what we did last year. And don't forget to register for the Community Day and/or Community Evening!
Last but not least, I'd like to take this opportunity to inform you that the Jakarta EE 8 release will be accompanied by a downloadable Cloud Native Java eBook. If you want to learn more about what cloud native Java really means to developers, what the cloud native Java future looks like, where Jakarta EE is headed and which technologies should be part of your toolkit for developing cloud native Java applications, stay tuned for our upcoming eBook.
PS: Are you interested in the current state and future of Jakarta EE? Would you like to explore other related technologies that should be part of your toolkit for developing cloud native Java applications? Then JakartaOne Livestream is for you! The agenda for this one-day virtual conference, which takes place September 10, 2019, has been published! Take a peek at the plan for the day here and register today.