JSR 299 Proposed Final Draft 2

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I've just submitted a revised PFD[1] of JSR-299 (now named Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform) to the JCP. There are four notable changes in this revision:

  • re-use of dependency injection annotations defined by JSR-330
  • replacement of the notion of deployment types with the new @Alternative declaration
  • removal of the ability to dynamically register event observers
  • constructor injection for EJB session beans

The biggest change from a user point of view is that the @Inject annotation is now used to declare bean constructors, initializer methods and injected fields.

I would like to thank Mike Keith from Oracle for his work on alignment of JSR-330 with JSR-299.

Work on the 299 RI and TCK is moving extremely rapidly, and we hope to have a release of the RI that implements PFD2 in a couple of weeks. And before the end of the year you guys should see the release of the at least two application servers with built-in support for 299. (The first application server with built-in support for 299, Resin 4, is already available.)


  1. JSR-299-PFD2.pdf

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