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Oracle Publishes Report on the State of Java’s Module System

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Oct 12, 2015 6

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle, published a report on the State of the Module System with an emphasis on what the objectives are (and aren’t) and an explanation of how these are currently met. The publication has triggered comments among users on the apparent overlap with existing frameworks like OSGi. InfoQ looks at background and current state.

TypeScript 1.5: Modules, Decorators, Sublime Text Plug-in and More

by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2015 2

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5 alpha incorporating a number of new features, including: modules, decorators, a plug-in for Sublime Text, for…of loops, ES6 Unicode, computed properties and let/const compilation to ES5.

Mark Reinhold on Java 9 and Beyond

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 12, 2015 2

Today at EclipseCon, Mark Reinhold gave a keynote on "Java 9 and Beyond" which looked at the upcoming features in Java 9 and some of the future plans for the Java ecosystem. InfoQ summarises the main parts of what will and might happen in the future.

Relation of Agility and Modularity

by Savita Pahuja on  Nov 21, 2014

This post describes the relation of Agility and Modularity. Why modularity is important and how can we use it is described in OSGi white paper.

Martin Fowler Describes "Sacrificial Architecture"

by Savita Pahuja on  Nov 02, 2014 4

Martin Fowler describes Sacrificial Architecture. This post highlights the need and benefits of sacrificial Architecture.

The Return of Java Modularity

by Ben Evans on  Sep 22, 2014

Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.

Is Project Jigsaw Back On Track?

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 24, 2014 17

Oracle Chief Java Architect Mark Reinhold reveals the plans and scheduling for Project Jigsaw, the Java modularity initiative, now scheduled for release with Java 9.

OSGi Release 6 Specifications add Data Transfer Objects and Versioning Annotations

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 14, 2014

At last month's OSGi DevCon in New York, the OSGi Alliance released OSGi Core Release 6. This adds a standard for representing Data Transfer Objects and a way of annotating interfaces indicating whether they are supposed to be implemented or used by clients. In addition, an osgi.native namespace and extension bundle activators have been added; read on to find out more.

OSGi Targets JavaScript, Native

by Dan Woods on  Aug 05, 2013

The rising popularity of modular, polyglot application stacks has restarted a conversation at the OSGi Alliance about providing a language and run-time neutral version of the standard.

ECMAScript 6 Modules: What Are They and How to Use Them Today

by Zef Hemel on  Aug 01, 2013

One of the essentials features any platform needs to support code bases beyond a few source files are modules. Until now, JavaScript has not supported modules natively. However, as of the next version of JavaScript (officially named ECMAScript 6) modules will finally be added as first-class citizen to the language.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

Reactions to Mark Reinhold's Recent Announcement of Project Jigsaw's Delay

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 27, 2012 15

Java developers across the ecosystem have been swift to react to Mark Reinhold's announcement last week that project Jigsaw, Oracle's planned modularity framework for Java, will now be delayed until Java 9.

EclipseCon 2012: Community Award Winners, Eclipse 4 Application Platform, and Orion 1.0

by Charles Humble on  Mar 27, 2012 2

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the winners of the annual Eclipse Community Awards on the opening day EclipseCon 2012. The awards recognize the top individuals, projects and technologies in the Eclipse ecosystem.

OSGi Early Draft Available

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 12, 2011

The OSGi Alliance has made available the Early Draft specifications for the next release of the OSGi platform. As a draft specification, specific features may differ and some may be missing or replaced. Read on for what's new.

Modularity Maturity Model

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 27, 2011

At the OSGi Community Event, Dr Graham Charters introduced the Modularity Maturity Model, a way of scoring where projects or organisations against how their modular developments score.

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