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Jakarta RESTful Web Services 4.0 (under development)

Jakarta RESTful Web Services provides a foundational API to develop web services following the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural pattern.

The goal of this release is to provide better alignment between Jakarta RESTful Web Services and Jakarta Contexts Dependency Injection (CDI). This will be the first backward incompatible release of Jakarta REST.

  • Drop support for @Context injection and related artifacts - Issue #951
  • Define CDI scopes for all Jakarta REST types - Issue #952
  • Define CDI integration and startup for Java SE applications - Issue #953
  • Enhance discovery of application artifacts using CDI scanning - Issue #953
  • Review integration with legacy Jakarta EE specifications (e.g., EJB) - Issue #954
  • Explore integration with Jakarta Concurrency - Issue #950
  • Features inherited from Jakarta REST 3.1 (to be released before Jakarta EE 10):

The JDK version required will be aligned with Jakarta EE 10. The latest details and progress for this work may be found on the Project Site as well as the Github Wiki.


Plan Review

The Specification Committee Ballot concluded successfully on 2021-06-01 with the following results.

Representative Representative for: Vote
Kenji Kazumura Fujitsu +1
Dan Bandera, Kevin Sutter IBM +1
Ed Bratt, Dmitry Kornilov Oracle +1
Andrew Pielage, Matt Gill Payara +1
Scott Stark, Mark Little Red Hat -1
David Blevins, Jean-Louis Monteiro Tomitribe +1
Ivar Grimstad EE4J PMC +1
Marcelo Ancelmo, Martijn Verburg Participant Members +1
Werner Keil Committer Members -1
Dr. Jun Qian Enterprise Members +1
Total 8

The ballot was run in the mailing list

Click on the specifications below to access the specification document, Javadoc, Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK), and compatible implementation for each release of the specification.

Platform and Profile Specifications

The Jakarta EE Platform and Profile specifications are the umbrella specifications for the individual specifications. The Jakarta EE Platform includes most of the individual specifications, while the Profile specifications include the individual specifications for developing web platforms and microservices architectures.

Individual Specifications

Each individual specification describes a standardized way of implementing a particular aspect of an enterprise Java application.

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