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?
Joern Barthel introduces the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP), and illustrates it's useage with Ruby-based client and an EDA-style app. The open source RabbitMQ server is used on the backend (which is written in Erlang).
This article presents a library supporting the development of highly-scalable applications that take advantage of an underlying multi-core hardware. The library is part of the Amino Library Project. One example: ensure scalability of applications by using , java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentHashMap to replace a synchronized HashTable.
This article presents one developer's approach to dealing with the "fiendishly hard" OSGi issue of service dynamics. The basic problem is described and two different solutions are proposed. 2
Boris Lublinsky interviews Jeff Davis as part of a review of Davis' new book, Open Source SOA. The book covers the selection and usage of the open source products for SOA implementation. 2
This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. 3
This article introduces RGen, a modelling framework inspired by openArchitectureWare. RGen uses internal DSLs for defining metamodels and offers a full modelling stack for Ruby. 2
This article compares two similar products, Adobe’s LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) and Open Source Blaze Data Services, helping the user choosing between the two. 4
InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action” and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs. 1
Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) in the real world is covered, in this case study which looks at how CAS Software AG used RAP on a recent new product offering. 3
Smooks is best known for its transformation capabilities, but in this article Tom Fennelly describes how you can also use it for structured event streaming. 17
InfoQ takes a look at the JavaFX preview build and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming version 1 release expected this autumn. 10