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.
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.
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.
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. This post highlights the need and benefits of sacrificial Architecture.
Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.