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
- 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
The Specification Committee Ballot concluded successfully on 2021-06-01 with the following results.
|Dan Bandera, Kevin Sutter
|Ed Bratt, Dmitry Kornilov
|Andrew Pielage, Matt Gill
|Scott Stark, Mark Little
|David Blevins, Jean-Louis Monteiro
|Marcelo Ancelmo, Martijn Verburg
|Dr. Jun Qian
The ballot was run in the jakarta.ee-spec mailing list
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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.
Each individual specification describes a standardized way of implementing a particular aspect of an enterprise Java application.