Tim Ward speaks to InfoQ about Bndtools, a means of building OSGi solutions in Eclipse using a code-first approach. Bndtools provides a means to build, test, automatically version and deploy bundles. By providing a bundle-on-save action, Bndtools can automatically create the build JAR and (re)deploy it into a running framework, giving one of the shortest development cycles available in IDEs today.
The OSGi enRoute toolchain provides an end-to-end platform for developing and testing OSGi applications, based around the bnd library that is used in most OSGi build chains such as Maven and Gradle. As well performing dependency analysis and resolution, it uses git and Travis to perform automated server side builds. InfoQ caught up with Peter Kriens at QConNY 2014 to find out more.
Ola Ellnestam discusses the Mikado Method, a systematic approach to restructuring software. While complementary to, but different than refactoring or developing 'clean code' this method looks at producing a dependency graph to guide developers through the most successful path when introducing change into an existing system.
Richard Nicholson of Paremus talks to InfoQ about the upcoming R6 Enterprise Spec, what impact it will have on Cloud Computing environments, and how OSGi as a modular technology is well placed for the dynamic distributed computing platforms of the future.
Barbara Liskov keynoted at QCon London 2013 on the power of abstraction. Afterwards, InfoQ caught up with up with her to ask her about language design, modularity and distributed computation.
Neil Bartlett discusses why he felt it was necessary to create BndTools, an OSGi development environment for Eclipse, and what its advantages are over PDE for creating modular applications.
Tim Ellison talks to Charles Humble about Lambda, extension methods, modularity, and plans for Java beyond Java 8
In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Glassfish architect Jerome Dochez talks to Charles Humble about plans for Java EE 7. The interview covers what Java EE 6 has achieved, possible additional profiles, the impact of the cloud, new features planned for the platform, and modularity.