This post is part of a series delving into the details of the JSR-352 (Java Batch) specification. Each post examines a very specific part of the specification and looks at how it works and how you might use it in a real batch application.To start at the beginning, follow the link to the first post.This series is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or use the link to the RSS feed.
Well, when I made the first post in this series way back in August of 2018 I had no idea how long this would go on. I had sort of a vague idea of talking about the details of the spec for a few weeks, then focus a bit on the Liberty implementation, maybe a bit on the z/OS specific stuff, and then wrap it up. If I was lucky I’d stretch it to maybe early in 2019. I wondered if maybe I should post monthly instead of weekly to spread it out a bit more.
Every time I felt like I was running out of things to talk about, something new would surface and feed another whole series of posts. But I think we’re at an end now. Plus, to be honest, I’m getting a bit tired of writing about this.
That said, there’s actually some cool stuff going on with the Jakarta Batch specification. In a series of earlier posts we looked at some potential updates and enhancements, but that was basically just me picking ones I thought would make an interesting post.
If you’re interested in finding out what’s going on, or just want to poke around a bit, you can check things out at the two links below. There’s also a mailing list you can subscribe to (and a Slack channel, although that’s not very active).
Finally, I am rolling up the text of all the posts into a single PDF that you can find at the link just below. It also includes the source from the samples I linked to in github (on the off chance the PDF outlives it). Also, while advertising these posts in LinkedIn, I started having an associated song for each post (the song for this post is “The End” by The Doors). The PDF contains the complete list of songs.
It has been fun…thanks for reading….