EclipseCon conference is a great event for all Java developers, especially those who are passionate about and believe in opensource. The conference is scheduled for 26-28 October 2021. I wholeheartedly recommend to attend it. It’s a free online event, you just need to register to attend:

Specifically for users of Jakarta EE it might be even more interesting to attend the Jakarta EE Community Day, which happens the day before the main conference on 25 October 2021. It’s open to all people that register for the main EclipseCon event. There’s a packed agenda centered on the Jakarta EE, MicroProfile and Cloud Native Java communities, including topics like the present and future of MicroProfile and Jakarta EE, and upcoming features in Jakarta Security, Jakarta Concurrency, Jakarta REST, and Jakarta NoSQL.

If you’re interested, I recommend reading an article of Reza Rahman about what’s happening at the Community Day and why to attend it. Or simply go ahead and register for EclipseCon 2021!

Last week, Oracle announced their intentions to open Java EE and transfer it to an open source foundation to continue its development in a more open way. I’ve been involved in some email discussions (here and here) and in a conference call organized by Oracle and I want to summarize what I know and expect in the future. I’m also a MicroProfile project member, so I’ll comment on its relation and future benefits to Java EE. (more…)

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