This is the project for the Java EE Platform specification. The Java EE Platform specification is the umbrella specification that defines the Java EE platform. The platform specification doesn't define the Java EE APIs directly, but rather includes them by reference to other Java specifications and defines how they all fit together in the overall Java EE platform. The platform specification also defines other attributes of the platform such as security, deployment, transactions, and interoperability.
Java EE 7 was released as JSR 342 on May 28, 2013. The Spec Leads for Java EE 7 were Linda DeMichiel and Bill Shannon. You'll find a full list of the Expert Group members who contributed to Java EE 7 on the JSR 342 page.
As part of our planning for Java EE 8, we conducted an extensive Java EE 8 Community Survey. You can read about the questions we asked and see the results here. A number of the potential features we described in the survey received strong support by the community. To get further input, we then also asked community members to tell us how they would prioritize among these. The results from this last part of the survey are described here.
If you have further feedback for us, please join this project (if you are not already a member), and post to firstname.lastname@example.org for further discussion.
You can track all the platform expert group communication by subscribing to the "users" mailing list. To subscribe, or to browse the archives, see the Mailing Lists page.
You can find the drafts of proposals and other working documents on the Documents page.
This table contains links to the project pages for other Java EE specifications.
The rules we follow to ensure backwards compatibility when revising Java EE specifications are described on the Compatibility Requirements page.
The use of JCP processes by the Java EE group at Oracle is described on the JCP Processes page.
Annotations are used heavily in the Java EE programming model. It's important that all Java EE specifications define and use annotations in a consistent way. We've written up some DRAFT rules on how annotations work.
For more about "JEE", see this page.