Spanking New J2EE...

And so, J2EE is about to become Java 5 EE (originally J2EE 5.0, originally J2EE 1.5): the JSR 244 has indeed passed the public review ballot. TSS describes what is on the menu:

  • Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0
  • Servlet 2.4
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP) 2.1
  • Java Message Service (JMS) 1.1
  • Java Transaction API (JTA) 1.0
  • JavaMail 1.3
  • JavaBeans Activation Framework 1.1
  • J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5
  • Web Services for J2EE 1.1
  • Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC) 1.1
  • Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0
  • Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0
  • SOAP with Attachments API for Java (SAAJ) 1.3
  • Java API for XML Registries (JAXR) 1.0
  • Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Management API 1.0
  • Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Deployment API 1.1
  • Java Authorization Service Provider Contract for Containers 1.0
  • Debugging Support for Other Languages (JSR-45)
  • Standard Tag Library for JavaServer Pages (JSTL) 1.1
  • Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform 1.0
  • JavaServer Faces 1.2 Requirements
  • Common Annotations for the Java Platform 1.0
  • Streaming API for XML (StAX) 1.0
  • Java Persistence API 1.0

I already ache for the poor developers who will have to include all that in the application servers to comply with the new standard. Not to mention all the people who will have to go through all the documents to make sure J2EE does not appear anymore (even though the aforementioned specs make extensive use of the old term).

It makes me also think: “Geez, I don’t even know half of the gooeys.” Thank God, we’re developers, and not pilots forced to retrain.

Also, in the news, the launch of a project on SourceForge intending to develop plugins for the excellent Portlet-based CMS JCMS by Jalios. Having worked with that product, I find it very good and I can only hail the initiative!

I’m reading Leonardo da Vinci: the Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl at the moment. The cover says: If you read one book with da Vinci in its title, make it this one (Observer). Darn true! It is a fascinating book about a fascinating artist.


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