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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Juneau™ as a Top-Level Project
Date Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:01:12 GMT
[this announcement is available online at https://s.apache.org/IvJH ]

Open Source framework for quickly and easily creating Java-based REST
microservices and APIs in use at IBM, The Open Group, and Salesforce,
among others.

Forest Hill, MD –31 October 2017– The Apache Software Foundation (ASF),
the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350
Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache®
Juneau™ has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level
Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have
been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.

Apache Juneau is a cohesive framework that allows developers to marshal
POJOs (Plain Old Java Objects) and develop REST (Representational State
Transfer) microservices and APIs. Marshalling is used to transform an
object’s memory representation to a data format suitable for moving
between different parts of a computer program (or across programs), and
to simplify communications to remote objects with an object.

"We've worked hard on making the Apache Juneau code as simple and easy
to use as possible," said James Bognar, Vice President of Apache Juneau.
"We packed Juneau with rich features and functionality, and have
successfully directed our efforts on building a diverse community that
will help drive the project’s future. We’re very proud to graduate as an
Apache Top-Level Project."

Apache Juneau consists of:

1) A universal toolkit for marshalling POJOs to a wide variety of
content types using a common cohesive framework;
2) A universal REST server API for creating self-documenting REST
interfaces using POJOs, simply deployed as one or more top-level
servlets in any Servlet 3.1.0+ container;
3) A universal REST client API for interacting with Juneau or 3rd-party
REST interfaces using POJOs and proxy interfaces; and
4) A REST microservice API that combines all the features above with a
simple configurable Jetty server for creating lightweight standalone
REST interfaces that start up in milliseconds.

Apache Juneau is in use at IBM, The Open Group, and Salesforce, among
others. The Apache Streams project began incorporating Apache Juneau
libraries in late 2016.

"Removing Dropwizard and Jackson in favor of Apache Juneau simplified
our dependency tree, increased the performance of our APIs, and added
several features, especially HTML rendering, that have been a huge hit,"
said Steve Blackmon, Vice President of Apache Streams. "An on-going
collaboration between our projects continues to expand the capabilities
of Juneau's Remoteable library. As Apache Streams adds additional data
provider Java SDKs powered by Juneau, the variety of HTTP interfaces
that can be modeled and integrated with Juneau has expanded."

"We were able to replace existing home-grown REST interfaces on top of
EMF objects with ones based on Apache Juneau and dramatically reduced
the size of our codebase," said Craig Chaney, former Jazz Repository
team lead at IBM. "We also used it as the basis for our Docker-based
microservices in our CLM-as-a-Service offering."

"I have used Apache Juneau on projects where I need to work with Web
Services," said David Goddard, Executive IT Specialist at IBM. "Juneau
has saved us many development hours, enabling me to easily consume
third-party REST APIs and construct my own Web Services far more quickly
than I would otherwise be able to. Juneau also aids the development of
robust, maintainable applications with clear logical code structure."

"When The Apache Software Foundation moved the JSON.org license to
Category X, successors for JSON processing were needed," said John D.
Ament, Vice President of the Apache Incubator, and Apache Juneau
incubation mentor. "Apache Juneau was identified as a clean solution. It
provides an easy to use API, great performance and a large number of
features that made it a strong recommendation for others to leverage."

"As Apache Juneau grows, we welcome new contributors to join the project
and take an active role in its development," added Bognar. "Whether
reviewing user code, helping with feedback, or contributing code changes
through the mailing list, we look forward to learning more about usage
patterns to further improve the product."

Meet members of the Apache Juneau community at the Salesforce Dreamforce
2017 conference 6-9 November 2017 in San Francisco.

Availability and Oversight
Apache Juneau software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is
overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project.
A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day
operations, including community development and product releases. For
downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache
Juneau, visit http://juneau.apache.org/ and
https://twitter.com/ApacheJuneau

About the Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the entry path for projects and codebases
wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation.
All code donations from external organizations and existing external
projects wishing to join the ASF enter through the Incubator to: 1)
ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and
2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles.
Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further
review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision
making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other
successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a
reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does
indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For
more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/

About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Established in 1999, the all-volunteer Foundation oversees more than 350
leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP Server --the world's
most popular Web server software. Through the ASF's meritocratic process
known as "The Apache Way," more than 680 individual Members and 6,300
Committers across six continents successfully collaborate to develop
freely available enterprise-grade software, benefiting millions of users
worldwide: thousands of software solutions are distributed under the
Apache License; and the community actively participates in ASF mailing
lists, mentoring initiatives, and ApacheCon, the Foundation's official
user conference, trainings, and expo. The ASF is a US 501(c)(3)
charitable organization, funded by individual donations and corporate
sponsors including Alibaba Cloud Computing, ARM, Bloomberg, Budget
Direct, Capital One, Cash Store, Cerner, Cloudera, Comcast, Facebook,
Google, Hewlett Packard, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, iSIGMA, ODPi,
LeaseWeb, Microsoft, PhoenixNAP, Pivotal, Private Internet Access, Red
Hat, Serenata Flowers, Target, WANdisco, and Yahoo. For more
information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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"Streams", "Apache Streams", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks
or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States
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