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Jigsaw, Second Cut

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 30, 2013 2

In a mail to the jigsaw-dev list, Mark Reinhold posted news of a reboot of the Jigsaw project to provide modularity for the JDK. Read on to find out more about what's happening, and what to look out for.

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?

OSGi DevCon London

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 03, 2010 1

Last week saw the first OSGi DevCon London, held in conjunction with JAX London in Hammersmith's Novotel. Topics included features from the upcoming OSGi Enterprise Expert Group publication, using and testing OSGi in the cloud, accessing objects through JPA on an OSGi system and how modularity can defeat complexity brought on by exponential software growth.

OSGi 4.2 released

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 16, 2009

The OSGi Alliance has just released the OSGi 4.2 specification. Although early drafts of it have previously been available, this is the final release version. What does this release hold? InfoQ has previously covered a sneak preview, but now that the spec is final, here are the new and noteworthy items of OSGi 4.2.

Jigsaw Falling Into Place

by Charles Humble on  Jun 24, 2009 4

Long plagued by controversy, Sun's attempts to modularise the Java platform saw more positive reactions from the JavaOne crowd.

Presentation: Social Programming A Pyramid

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2009 1

In this presentation filmed during OOPSLA 2008, Mark Lehner, an Egyptologist, talked about ancient Egyptian cultures as seen through the discoveries made on the Giza Plateau and made some connections with software engineering.

Article: Java 7 Module System Concerns

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 29, 2009

In this article, Lukas Krecan, introduces the reader with some basic concepts of modularization, gives a roundup of some Java module systems and deals with how Project Jigsaw is connected to the upcoming Java 7.

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