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The Jakarta EE 9 Release Plan Is Approved

Great news for everyone in the Jakarta EE community: Jakarta EE 9 is moving forward with a target release date of mid-2020. The release has three main goals:

  • Lower the barrier of entry to new vendors and implementations to achieve compatibility
  • Quickly make the release available as a platform for future innovation
  • Provide a platform that developers can use as a stable target for testing migration to the new namespace

Defining this release plan took an enormous amount of community time, effort, and energy. Here’s a quick look at the key elements in the approved plan:

  • Move all specification APIs to the Jakarta namespace (sometimes referred to as the “big bang”)
  • Remove unwanted or deprecated specifications
  • Make minor enhancements to a small number of specifications
  • Add no new specifications, apart from specifications pruned from Java SE 8 where appropriate
  • Java SE 11 support

For details about Jakarta EE 9 release content, visit the Jakarta EE platform project website.

For the story behind the Jakarta EE 9 release plan, read Mike Milinkovich’s blog.

Introducing the Jakarta EE Ambassadors

We’re very pleased to tell you the Java EE Guardians have rebranded as the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. This independent, grassroots group focuses on educating and engaging with as many people as possible to help them understand why Jakarta EE really matters, what’s in it for them, and how they can contribute.

Here’s how to get more information about this important, all-volunteer team:

Cloud Native for Java Day Is Coming up Fast

Mark Cloud Native for Java (CN4J) Day on March 30 on your calendars. This all-day event at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe will be the first time the best and brightest minds from the Java ecosystem and the Kubernetes ecosystem join forces at a single event to collaborate and share their expertise.

The day will include expert talks, demos, and thought-provoking sessions focused on building cloud native enterprise applications using Jakarta EE-based microservices on Kubernetes. Featured speakers include:

  • Tim Ellison, Java CTO at IBM
  • Adam Bien, an internationally recognized Java architect, developer, workshop leader, and author
  • Sebastian Daschner, lead java developer advocate at IBM
  • Clement Escoffier, principal software engineer at Red Hat
  • Ken Finnegan, senior principal engineer at Red Hat
  • Emily Jiang, liberty architect for MicroProfile and CDI at IBM
  • Dmitry Kornilov, Jakarta EE and Helidon team leader at Oracle
  • Tomas Langer, Helidon architect and developer at Oracle

To register, simply add the event to your KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe registration.

For more details about CN4J Day and a link to the registration page, click here. If you have questions, please reach out to

JakartaOne Livestream – Japan Is February 26

JakartaOne Livestream – Japan builds on the success of the first JakartaOne Livestream event in September 2019. This one-day virtual conference will be presented entirely in Japanese and will include keynotes and technical talks on using Jakarta EE and MicroProfile to build cloud native Java applications.

To register for this event, click here.

For all the details, follow the event on Twitter @JakartaOneJPN.