Java News from Friday, July 20, 2007

Sun has submitted JSR-318, Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1, to the Java Community Process. According to the JSR,

The purpose of the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 specification is to further simplify the EJB architecture by reducing its complexity from the developer's point of view, while also adding new functionality in response to the needs of the community.

The focus will be on the core session bean and message-driven bean component models and their client API. Although the Java Persistence API was developed within EJB 3.0, it will evolve under a separate JSR rather than within EJB 3.1.

Aspects that should be considered by the Expert Group for inclusion in this work include, but are not limited to, the following:

Comments are due by July 30.