With JavaOne coming up there are lots of announcements, here's another one: JSR 264 Order Management is released for public review  (download).

I'm participating in this expert group for a couple of months now and it's fun. You get to work with a lot of interesting people and ... at "interesting times", the standard weekly conference call is at 06:00 AM in my timezone ;-) Feels good that the API is now for public review, we're all interested in your comments, feel free to mail them to jsr-264-comments@jcp.org. For more information regarding JSR-264 refer to https://jsr264-public.dev.java.net/nonav/jsr264/.

Next up are the TCK and RI, I'm currently doing some proof of concept work for the TCK.