As you might have heared, the technology formerly known as Java EE, developed by the JCP, meanwhile is developed by the Eclipse Foundation’s EE4J Community under the name Jakarta EE. It is completely open source, and can be forked on Github. But hey, what means “developed by the Eclipse Foundation“?
Well, it means that “nobody” will work on it if not you. Sure, the big stakeholders like Oracle, IBM, and so on, will continue to contribute their fair share. Bit this is not enough to outweigh the many helping hands formerly being on Oracle’s payroll. So it is time for you to chime in! If you want to bring this technology formward, the EE4J community needs YOU!
Certainly there are lots of questions for people coming into the project, and even more questions if this is your first open source contribution. So to get you motor started, let me be your mentor. As you might know, I am a contributor to JAX-RS since the very beginnings, served on the JAX-RS experts groups for 2.0 and 2.1 (JCP JSR 339, 370), maintained some JAX-RS extension projects, currently I am an Eclipse Foundation Committer Member serving in the JAX-RS project.
So if you want to help, contact me. Either by email, by blog comment, or face-to-face: You can meet me at the Javaland conference in Germany:
- TUE 14:00 Café HiLow (Java Pinball presentation)
- TUE 21:00 Community Hall (Freibier)
- WED 13:00 Community Hall (Hand-on-Area)
- WED 14:00 JUG Café (JUGS)
BTW, if you have a close look at the Javaland lineup, you will notice many more EE4J VIPs: For example, you can also meet Christian Kaltepoth (MVC API) and even the EE4J PMC Lead Ivar Grimstad!
Join EE4J – Meet us at Javaland!