The JSR for the next revision of Servlet specification - Servlet 3.1 is approved and we are now in the process of forming the expert group.
Jan Luehe, Greg Wilkins and I did a talk on Servlet 3.0 at JavaOne yesterday. Am attaching the slides from the talk for those that didn't make it or did make it and want a copy of the slides :).
The proposed final draft of the Servlet 3.0 specification is now available at the JCP site .
It's been a while since my last update. However I am pleased to report that the Proposed Final Draft (PFD) of Servlet 3.0 is now been handed off to the JCP. Some highlights of what is in the PFD draft -
- The issues around Async have been worked out and Greg will also be posting an update to his last set of comments.
Someone just pointed me to Greg Wilkin's latest blog entry. I tried posting my response in his comments however it was tagged as spam and not displayed. So I am making the comments available her.
I will be presenting 3.0 in a webinar on December 18th. For details and logistics about the webinar go to http://wikis.sun.com/display/TheAquarium/Servlet3.0. If you would like to learn about the new features in servlet 3.0 I would definitely encourage you to attend the webinar.
After the last couple of entries I have gotten requests for more details on how the async works.
Since the Early draft of the specification for Servlet 3.0 (JSR 315) the expert group has been working on refining and improving the specificaiton in a couple of areas - Ease of Development (EoD), pluggability and asynchronous support.
It's been a while since I gave an update about servlet 3.0. However while I haven't been blogging we at the expert group are working through refining and making the specification better for the web community. We are in the process of making the Public Review available and was waiting to push out a blog after that.
We now have a dedicated irc channel for the GlassFish webtier where you can chat with the engineering team members. It is on irc.freenode.net. For help on how to use irc, the clients for the various OS click here.
There is also a FAQ for freenode that you should refer to for any questions regarding usage of freenode.