So as not to leave this blog dangling, I thought I'd post a notice here too besides the now customary tweet.
I have decided to pursue another opportunity, so today is my last day at Oracle.
With the closing of the final approval ballot earlier today, it is now official: the JCP Executive Committee has given a green light to the release of the Java EE 6 platform specification. The final release will happen on December 10, when GlassFish v3 will be available.
The Proposed Final Draft (PFD) of the Java EE 6 Platform specification and of the two other specs being defined by the JSR-316 expert group, the Java EE 6 Web Profile specification and the Managed Beans specification, is now available from the JCP web site.
One big topic of discussion at JavaOne was the recently filed JSR-330, "Dependency injection for Java".
We are in the process of updating the training and certification materials for Java EE 6.
We've done the first part of the job in collecting and analyzing the tasks that a Java EE developer may be expected to perform as part of his/her duties. Now we'd like to solicit feedback from developers to help us validate this material.
JavaOne 2008 conference attendees and loyal readers of my blog may remember the first edition of the Script Bowl.
It is my pleasure to announce that yesterday we published on the JCP web site the public draft of the Java EE 6 Platform specification. The review will last 30 days, ending on February 23. The email address for feedback hasn't changed: it's javaee-spec-feedback<at>sun.com.