Welcome to the sixty-seventh issue of Hashtag Jakarta EE!
One of the most exciting things that happened in the Jakarta EE space this week is that the Jakarta EE Platform project decided to start working on a new Jakarta EE Core Profile. The Pull Request to start the process of creation- and plan reviews from the Jakarta EE Specification Committee has been created. I will post more when work progresses.
If you are involved in a Jakarta EE specification project, do remember to submit a request for plan review by April 15. This will make it possible for the platform team to get an overview, and plan for the content of the next release. Refer to the JESP Guide for useful pointers and links to help you navigate the Jakarta EE Specification Process (JESP).
The 2021 Jakarta EE Developer Survey is now open. This has become an annual tradition and is your chance to influence the direction of the Jakarta EE working group. It takes less than 8 minutes to complete.
Take the 2021 Jakarta EE Developer Survey!
Another exciting thing that happened this week is that Microsoft announced their build of OpenJDK. Of course, I went ahead and installed it directly
$ java -version openjdk version "11.0.10" 2021-01-19 OpenJDK Runtime Environment Microsoft-18724 (build 11.0.10+9) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM Microsoft-18724 (build 11.0.10+9, mixed mode)