Oracle Press Release

Java Community Process Executive Committee Approves Java EE 7 Platform Java Specification Request

New JSR Further Enhances the Java EE Platform for Cloud Environments

Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 28, 2011

News Facts

The Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee today announced the approval of the Java Specification Request (JSR) for the next release of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 7 – JSR 342.
Java EE 7 will further enhance the Java EE platform for cloud environments. As a result, Java EE 7 based applications and products will be able to more easily operate on private or public clouds and deliver their functionality as a service with support for features such as multi-tenancy and elasticity (horizontal scaling).
With this submission, the Java EE standard will continue to progress through the JCP.
As part of the Java EE 7 submission, the JCP also approved JSR 340 for Java Servlet 3.1, JSR 341 for Expression Language 3.0, JSR 343 for Java Message Service 2.0 and JSR 344 for Java Server Faces 2.2.
This latest submission complements two Java EE 7 related JSRs previously approved by the JCP – JSR 338 for Java Persistence API 2.1 and JSR 339 for Java API for Restful Web Services. Additional JSRs within the Java EE platform will also be submitted for approval by their specification leads.
The plan calls for standardization of these technologies in Java EE 7 in 2012.

Java Facts and Figures

Java is the #1 choice for developers
9 million Java developers worldwide
Over 10 million annual downloads of the Java EE SDK and GlassFish Server

Supporting Quotes

“We believe in Java and the JCP as a vibrant community focused on creating open standards for Java developers worldwide,” said Beth Smith, vice president of WebSphere product development, IBM. “IBM continues to support the Java EE ecosystem’s effort by driving innovation around the evolving needs of new and existing Java EE users.”
“Oracle is pleased to be working with our partners in the JCP to continue the advancement of the Java EE Platform”, said Steven G. Harris, SVP Fusion Middleware Product Development. “Java is already the most pervasive server side development and deployment platform for the cloud. With Java EE 7, enterprise developers and deployers will see additional cloud-specific innovation built into the standard and available across many vendor implementations.”
“Red Hat is excited to see the rapid advancement and continuing innovation in Java EE, with the announcement of the Java EE 7 specification by the JCP,” said Craig Muzilla, VP & GM of Red Hat’s Middleware Business Unit. “Red Hat and our JBoss middleware look forward to working with the JCP to satisfy the evolving on-premise and cloud needs of Java developers.”
“SAP welcomes the news that the JSR 342 has been unanimously approved by the Executive Committee, and we are pleased to see the Java community come together to jointly work on Java EE 7 within the JCP,” said Bjoern Goerke, SVP Technology and Innovation Platform Core, SAP AG. “Java is already widely used in cloud environments, so it’s important that Java EE 7 standards evolve into a modern technology foundation that satisfies the growing demand for a viable standards-based programming model choice for the cloud.”


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