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Java EE 7 Approved!

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Java EE 7 is officially done as of this week.  Linda DeMichiel just announced on the Oracle blog that the Java EE 7 Platform JSR, as well as the more compact Web Profile JSR for this EE version, have both been approved by the Java Community Process.

Here's the complete list of 14 JSRs and 9 MRs (maintenance releases):


  • Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 7 (JSR 342)
  • Concurrency Utilities for Java EE 1.0 (JSR 236) (New to JEE!)
  • Java Persistence 2.1 (JSR 338)
  • JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services 2.0 (JSR 339)
  • Java Servlet 3.1 (JSR 340)
  • Expression Language 3.0 (JSR 341)
  • Java Message Service 2.0 (JSR 343)
  • JavaServer Faces 2.2 (JSR 344)
  • Enterprise JavaBeans 3.2 (JSR 345)
  • Contexts and Dependency Injection for Java EE 1.1 (JSR 346)
  • Bean Validation 1.1 (JSR 349)
  • Batch Applications for the Java Platform 1.0 (JSR 352) (New to JEE!)
  • Java API for JSON Processing 1.0 (JSR 353) (New to JEE!)
  • Java API for WebSocket 1.0 (JSR 356) (New to JEE!)
  • Web Services for Java EE 1.4 (JSR 109)
  • Java Authorization Service Provider Contract for Containers 1.5 (JACC 1.5) (JSR 115)
  • Java Authentication Service Provider Interface for Containers 1.1 (JASPIC 1.1) (JSR 196)
  • JavaServer Pages 2.3 (JSR 245)
  • Common Annotations for the Java Platform 1.2 (JSR 250)
  • Interceptors 1.2 (JSR 318)
  • Java EE Connector Architecture 1.7 (JSR 322)
  • Java Transaction API 1.2 (JSR 907)
  • JavaMail 1.5 (JSR 919)

Thanks to Reza Rahman for sharing this news with us right when it hit the wires. 
Look for the Java EE 7 GlassFish Reference Implementation in the next few weeks.



Timothy Stone replied on Wed, 2013/05/08 - 10:34am

No implementations yet? If so, please note. Would be good information for JSP 2.3 and Servlet 3.1.

I suspect Tomcat is <jumps over to Apache> nope, v7.0.39 is still 3.0/2.2. Soon... soon.

Tayo Koleosho replied on Thu, 2013/05/09 - 1:53pm

 Batch Applications & WebSockets. Can't wait!

Keuller Magalhães replied on Fri, 2013/05/10 - 11:22am

 Great news! This new version of Java EE is more productive and easier, bringing to us more and more benefits in our projects. Congratulations!!!

Vidhyadharan De... replied on Mon, 2013/05/13 - 1:29am

Hi Mitch Pronschinske,

What about JCACHE - Java Temporary Caching API ? 



Pardeep Sharma replied on Thu, 2013/06/06 - 1:55am in response to: Vidhyadharan Deivamani

Officialy JCACHE will be the part of JEE 8  and right now it's under development and will be released soon and if you want to use Jcache with JEE7 then you have to drop this jar file in your server to make it work.

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