Modular Java: What Is It?
Sep 23, 2009
Over the last few years, modularity for Java has been an active discussion topic. From the (now defunct) JSR 277 to the recognition of JSR 291 and the ongoing JSR 294, modularity is seen as a necessary step in Java's evolution. Even future JVM-based languages like Scala are considering modularity. So, what does modularity mean, and why should you care?
Java 7 Module System Concerns
Jan 28, 2009
Java module systems has received a lot of attention lately. One reason for that was the controversy regarding JSR-277 which partially duplicated OSGi. Another was the plans for Java 7. In this article Lukas Krecan gives us a round-up of the current solutions and presents his concern on upcoming solutions like project Project Jigsaw and JSR-294.
Neil Bartlett on OSGi
Jul 07, 2009
This interview, conducted at QCon 2009, covers a wide range of topics beginning with a definition of OSGi and ending with an audience question about integrating OSGi into legacy application servers (like Websphere). In between Neil answers questions about the origins and evolution of OSGi, how OSGi compares to .Net modularization, and constraints on the use of certain Java libraries.
Peter Kriens discusses OSGi
Sep 25, 2007
InfoQ recently sat down with Peter Kriens of the OSGi Alliance to learn more about OSGi. Kriens discussed OSGi's origins in the mobile space, it's integration with Eclipse, the current integration work with Spring, and the future R5 specification. He also discussed the ongoing debate over OSGi and JSR 277, and gave his perspective on what an ideal solution would be for modularity at the JVM level.
Bundle.update: OSGi in Java EE, JSR 294 Marked Inactive by Alex Blewitt Posted on Dec 11, 2009 1
Java Module System (JSR 277) Presentation from Spec Lead Stanley Ho by Scott Delap Posted on Feb 02, 2007 2
JSR 277 & 294 leads respond to concerns over OSGi overlap and transparency by Scott Delap Posted on Nov 16, 2006 13