We have not been active on this list for a while so I thought it was time to give an general update of where we are and lay out our next steps.
Java EE 7
Some of you may have seen over the last month or so that Oracle has re-scoped Java EE 7, by delaying some of the new cloud-related work to Java EE 8. Fortunately or unfortunately for us (!), this means we are one of the highlights for the Java EE 7 release, and those of you at JavaOne will have see that it put some of the limelight on what this group doing. It has meant though that we are going to have to pull in our schedule somewhat to spring 2013. No so very different from what we had originally thought, but also not so far away. If you missed the Java EE 7 re-scope, Linda did a pretty detailed blog about it: https://blogs.oracle.com/theaquarium/entry/java_ee_7_roadmap .
Early Draft, JavaOne and feedback
Since our Expert Draft was published before JavaOne, we got a lot of feedback. Some of it by email, some of it in person at the conference, some of it from your experience implementing it, and some of it from the Java EE group here at Oracle. I have filed all of it on our issue tracker:-
We will need to go though all the feedback and close the issues: I'll start that process very soon. If you have not yet provided feedback on the EDR yourself and you have some to give, please send it soon, before next Monday. Obviously if you think of something after that, do bring it up, but I'm trying to get to a point where we have most of it that we are going to get. I don't expect a lot of external feedback now: the review period is almost over.
The part of the feedback that is not tracked here is that there does seem to be a lot of interest and positive feedback on the approach we are taking. The code samples that illustrate the APIs and annotations seem to 'show well'. I heard that the websocket related sessions in general were full at JavaOne and other conferences since, including ones that focus on JSR 356.
I know that work has started in Tomcat and Jetty. Our own implementation is here
and work is progressing quickly. Please feel free to take a look. We hope to track the spec development reasonably closely from now on as we move forward so we can validate our spec approach as we go along.
[jsr356-experts] Post EDR: Back to work