The OSGi Alliance is working on a Promises specification which will provide CompletableFutures that can run all the way back to Java 1.4. Tim explains why this is of benefit and how it compares to Java 8, along with where you can find out more information about the project and how it can be used both inside and outside an OSGi framework.
Tim Ward speaks to InfoQ about Bndtools, a means of building OSGi solutions in Eclipse using a code-first approach. Bndtools provides a means to build, test, automatically version and deploy bundles. By providing a bundle-on-save action, Bndtools can automatically create the build JAR and (re)deploy it into a running framework, giving one of the shortest development cycles available in IDEs today.
The OSGi enRoute toolchain provides an end-to-end platform for developing and testing OSGi applications, based around the bnd library that is used in most OSGi build chains such as Maven and Gradle. As well performing dependency analysis and resolution, it uses git and Travis to perform automated server side builds. InfoQ caught up with Peter Kriens at QConNY 2014 to find out more.
Fun and Games with Enterprise Software: Tom Banks on What's New in WebSphere Liberty Profile, IBM Code Rally
Tom Banks talks about what's new in the IBM WebSphere Application Server v 8.5.5 Liberty Profile and explores how its extensible architecture allows interesting additions to "gamify" the running of enterprise software. He describes what you can do when enterprise software becomes mobile and introduces IBM Code Rally, a game which is built on top of the Liberty Profile and other IBM software.
Richard Nicholson of Paremus talks to InfoQ about the upcoming R6 Enterprise Spec, what impact it will have on Cloud Computing environments, and how OSGi as a modular technology is well placed for the dynamic distributed computing platforms of the future.
David Bosschaert speaks to InfoQ at EclipseCon 2013 about the upcoming OSGi enterprise specification, including the remote REST management API and cloud dynamics, as well as looking to the future with the use of annotations and CDI injection.
Alasdair Nottingham discusses the WebSphere Liberty profile and how it and the full profile make use of the OSGI subsystem spec and Enterprise OSGi.
Neil Bartlett discusses why he felt it was necessary to create BndTools, an OSGi development environment for Eclipse, and what its advantages are over PDE for creating modular applications.
Tim Ellison talks to Charles Humble about Lambda, extension methods, modularity, and plans for Java beyond Java 8
IBM WebSphere OSGi Applications Lead Architect, Graham Charters, talks to Charles Humble about OSGi, exploring its use and relevance within WebSphere, how useful it is for Java EE developers, and how OSGi and Jigsaw can co-exist. The interview also touches on issues around OSGi and governance, and the impact of modularity on development and operations teams.
SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer talks to InfoQ about AspectJ. The interview explores how products such as Spring Roo are using AspectJ, and how ideas from AspectJ helped SpringSource improve the Groovy compiler inside Eclipse. Colyer also discusses SpringSource's two server offerings, dm Server and tc Server, OSGi and Scrum.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Ross Mason discusses Mule, the role of an ESB, Enterprise Edition versus Community Edition, monitoring and MuleHQ, REST support, cloud-based deployments, Galaxy, governance, Mule integrations, community interaction via MuleForge, and the impact of the current recession upon open source software.