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State of the M2M projects at Eclipse

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 01, 2013

Yesterday at EclipseCon, Benjamin Cabé gave guided tour of the various Machine to Machine (m2m) projects at Eclipse. Read on to find out what's coming up in the near future for small and embedded devices running on OSGi platforms.

OpenHAB coming to Eclipse as Eclipse SmartHome

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 31, 2013

Yesterday at EclipseCon, Kai Kreuzer gave a presentation of Eclipse SmartHome (nee OpenHAB), which is a server component for integrating in smart appliances and controlling them with a central Java service, built on top of OSGi and Eclipse Equinox. Read on to find out more about what it does and how it works.

C++ Micro Services adds OSGi API to C++ applications

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 29, 2013

At EclipseCon Europe, Sascha Zelzer presented the C++ Micro Services project, which aims to bring an OSGi service layer to C++ programs, following a similar kind of API to the standard OSGi layer. Read on to find out more.

Eclipse Virgo Gets New Lead

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 04, 2013 2

Yesterday, the Eclipse Virgo project was given a last minute reprieve, as several people put their names forward to prevent Eclipse Virgo from being archived at Eclipse. InfoQ caught up with Glyn Normington, the ex-project lead, to find a bit more about its history and its future.

OSGi Compendium 5 Adds Subsystems, Repositories and More

by Alex Blewitt on  Sep 11, 2013

The recently released OSGi 5 Compendium specification adds new APIs, such as Subsystems (for running partitioned applications in OSGi), a Repository and Resolver API and a means to interact with the Service Loader in Java. Read on to find out more.

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.

OSGi Alliance Opens Up Review Process

by Alex Blewitt on  Aug 20, 2013 1

The OSGi Alliance has published their draft specifications onto GitHub, allowing non-OSGi members to see the process that goes behind a specification for the first time, and allowing them to be involved in commenting and suggesting improvements before the specification goes live. Read on for more information about where to find these specifications.

OSGi Targets JavaScript, Native

by Dan Woods on  Aug 05, 2013

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.

Hibernate adds OSGi Support

by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 11, 2013

Hibernate, the popular Java ORM, has recently added OSGi support. InfoQ caught up with Brett Meyer to find out more about the challenges involved.

EclipseCon 2013 Roundup

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 28, 2013

EclipseCon 2013 was hosted in Boston this week, and covered diverse topics from OSGi in the cloud and Eclipse in space. Read on to find more about the key points covered and the winners of the Eclipse community awards.

Interview with Neil Bartlett about OSGi and the new Bndtools 2.0 release

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 21, 2013

Neil Bartlett, current maintainer of the popular Bndtools Eclipse plugin for OSGi has announced the release of Bndtools 2.0. InfoQ has interviewed Neil Bartlett to learn more about Bndtools and about OSGi in general.

SAP's OSGi-Based Java PaaS Achieves Java Enterprise Edition 6 Web Profile Compatibility

by Alex Blewitt and Charles Humble on  Dec 21, 2012 1

SAP AG announced on the 16th December that its NetWeaver Cloud product, a Java-based platform-as-a-service, has achieved Java EE 6 Web Profile Compatibility. NetWeaver Cloud runs on top of OSGi using Eclipse Virgo as the OSGi container. The product includes an Eclipse-based SDK for building, testing, and deploying applications in the cloud.

SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 24, 2012 11

SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.

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?

Apache Wicket 6 Released With Integrated jQuery Support

by Kostis Kapelonis on  Sep 24, 2012 1

The Apache Wicket project has released version 6 of its open source, component oriented Java web application framework, with built-in support for jQuery , improved JavaScript event binding, easier OSGI bundling and experimental support for WebSockets.

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