Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Java IoT

Java IoT: Article

From Within the Java Community Process Program

From new JSRs to final APIs

Welcome to the November edition of the JCP column! Each month you can read about the Java Community Process: newly submitted JSRs, new draft specs, Java APIs that were finalized, and other news from the JCP. For November I'll be covering a handful of new JSRs, several final JSRs including one rather longrunning one that has now reached the finish line, a plug for ApacheCon, and a report on the first phase of this year's EC elections.

New JSRs
Since the writing of last month's column, four new JSRs were submitted by JCP members. The first new JSR of this year was number 203, and the JSR count is now at 232; thus the community keeps running like clockwork and is on schedule to again hit the average of 40 to 45 new JSRs per year.

This month Siemens has submitted two JSRs. JSR 229, Payment API for J2ME environment, will be developing an API to initiate payment transactions and methods to allow service providers to support different payment instruments. JSR 182 focuses on payment interactions with Web-based services. As such, it can be viewed as a payment instrument implementation for which JSR 229 would provide the framework. JSR 230, Data Sync API, proposes to provide a mechanism for J2ME applications to synchronize data stored on the device with data stored on a server. The JSR aims to develop a high-level API that can plug into a number of underlying synchronization protocols such as SyncML. Also for J2ME technology, Nokia and Motorola have submitted JSR 232, Mobile Operational Management. The proposal is to provide functionality that allows devices based on CLDC and MIDP 2.0 to install and remove components on demand. This gives developers the opportunity to create applications as interoperable and shareable components; it also creates opportunities for providers, manufacturers, and others when these components can be deployed aftermarket and across a wide range of devices.

New in the J2SE environment is Sun's JSR, JSR 231, Java Bindings for OpenGL. The proposal describes the development of Java bindings to the native 3D graphics library, including all core GL calls and the GLU library. This provides the Java developer with access to hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in a portable and open standard way. It will be delivered as an optional package on top of the J2SE platform.

Final JSRs
There are three final JSRs that I want to cover here. To start off, JSR 97, JavaHelp API, is one that I am quite fond of. While it took some time for this JSR to finish, it delivers functionality that is especially useful to tool vendors and developers of complex desktop applications in general. It's a rich help system aimed at both developers and authors. It's also a nice example of the Java Foundation Classes technology. Also for the J2SE environment, JSR 160, JMX Remote API, has successfully completed. This JSR adds client-side APIs for a so-called Java Manager to discover and access JMX-based agents. This complements JSR 3, which provided the API for management agents and services.

On the J2EE technology side, JSR 124 went final. The J2EE Client Provisioning Specification allows a J2EE server to discover suitable client applications available for delivery, to monitor the delivery of a client application, and to separate the provisioning of various client applications from each other. The API supports several client platforms such as J2ME MIDP and Java Web Start-enabled applications.

Upcoming Birthday Party
The JCP was launched in December 1998, so in one month it's the community's 5th birthday. To celebrate, the JCP Program Office will be at ApacheCon US 2003 in Las Vegas from November 16-19. The JCP is sponsoring the event and putting together a few activities at the conference to call attention to this milestone. I invite you to come along and discuss with me how the JCP has evolved since December '98 and what directions it can/should take in the next five years.

The Elections
On October 14 the first phase of the EC elections were completed - the ratification vote by the JCP membership on the nominations by Sun. For the ME EC, Matsushita, Motorola, Siemens, and Vodafone were ratified. For the SE/EE EC, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, and Oracle were ratified. Congratulations to these members and, in addition, a welcome to Vodafone to the ME EC. The voting for the second phase of the elections starts on November 1. These are the self-nominated seats. For each EC there are two seats up for reelection. For ME EC these are BEA (term expired) and Zucotto Wireless (out of business); for SE/EE EC these are Doug Lea (term expired) and Cisco (withdrawing from the EC). There is no limit to the number of terms a JCP member can serve on the EC, so I expect that both BEA and Doug Lea will run for reelection. You can find out more about the elections at PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Web site at http://jcpelection2003.org.

•  •  •

That's it for this month. I'm very interested in your feedback. Please email me with your comments, questions, and suggestions.

More Stories By Onno Kluyt

Onno Kluyt is the chairperson of the JCP Program Management Office, Sun Microsystems.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


@ThingsExpo Stories
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Systena America will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Systena Group has been in business for various software development and verification in Japan, US, ASEAN, and China by utilizing the knowledge we gained from all types of device development for various industries including smartphones (Android/iOS), wireless communication, security technology and IoT serv...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus intern...
The 21st International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enzu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enzu’s mission is to be the leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions worldwide. Enzu enables online businesses to use its IT infrastructure to their competitive ad...
Everywhere we turn in our industry we can find strong opinions about the direction, type and nature of cloud’s impact on computing and business. Another word that is used in every context in our industry is “hybrid.” In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Alvaro Gonzalez, Director of Technical, Partner and Field Marketing at Peak 10, will use a combination of a few conceptual props and some research recently commissioned by Peak 10 to offer a real-world consideration of how the various categories of...
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, will motivate why realizing the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insigh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
SYS-CON Events announced today that WineSOFT will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Based in Seoul and Irvine, WineSOFT is an innovative software house focusing on internet infrastructure solutions. The venture started as a bootstrap start-up in 2010 by focusing on making the internet faster and more powerful. WineSOFT’s knowledge is based on the expertise of TCP/IP, VPN, SSL, peer-to-peer, mob...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EARP Integration will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. EARP Integration is a passionate software house. Since its inception in 2009 the company successfully delivers smart solutions for cities and factories that start their digital transformation. EARP provides bespoke solutions like, for example, advanced enterprise portals, business intelligence systems an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.