Java EE 6 Coming Soon!

I am very excited to hear that the JCP process for Java EE 6 is starting! Here is a link to the JSR! It is slated as JSR 316. Instead of being on the side-lines, I joined the JSR committee this time on. I joined as an “independent expert” and will contribute my views on how to improve on the spec (the EJB3/JPA spec in particular).

Most encouragingly, Rod Johnson is apparently looking forward to joining the committee too. This is definitely a welcome development that has many good implications for the Java EE standard!

Feel free to email me your ideas on how to improve the next Java EE version! I’ll try my best to represent the ideas in the JCP…

Published by Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman is Principal Program Manager for Java on Azure at Microsoft. He works to make sure Java developers are first class citizens at Microsoft and Microsoft is a first class citizen of the Java ecosystem. Reza has been an official Java technologist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza has long been a frequent speaker at Java User Groups and conferences worldwide including JavaOne and Devoxx. He has been the lead for the Java EE track at JavaOne as well as a JavaOne Rock Star Speaker award recipient. He was the program chair for the inaugural JakartaOne conference. Reza is an avid contributor to industry journals like JavaLobby/DZone and TheServerSide. He has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups over the years. Reza implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. He helps lead the Philadelphia Java User Group. Reza is a founding member of the Jakarta EE Ambassadors. Reza has over a decade of experience with technology leadership, enterprise architecture and consulting. He has been working with Java EE technology since its inception, developing on almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, GlassFish, WebSphere and WebLogic. Reza has developed enterprise systems for well-known companies like eBay, Motorola, Comcast, Nokia, Prudential, Guardian Life, USAA, Independence Blue Cross, Anthem, CapitalOne and AAA using Java EE and Spring.

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