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.
In a recent news article the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has introduced a technology for automatically remembering connections between objects. The provided system determines how objects in a large software project interact, so it can inform latecomers which objects they will need to design certain types of functions.
Git# is a .NET and Mono version of the popular source code management system, Git, obtained by porting JGit to C#. Other related projects are: msysgit and gitextensions.
The latest releases of Fisheye 2 (source code repository browser) and Crucible 2 (code review) from Atlassian offer a completely revamped UI, one that allows developers to follow the team (a kind of social networking) as well as follow the work. Crucible 2 also supports the idea of "iterative code review."
In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.
One of the key takeaways from this survey is that SOA is real and happening on a large scale. Governance was critical or moderately important for 91% of the respondents. The survey also sampled the most popular SOA standards. InfoQ spoke with Miko Matsumura, Deputy CTO of Software AG, who commented the results.
Eric Evans, the author of Domain Driven Design and playing the role of an interviewer for the first time, asks Greg Young about the architectural challenges encountered while designing and implementing a system used to process tens of thousands of transactions per second.
Service Governance is an essential aspect of a successful Service Oriented Architecture. Its establishment has to be planned and tested out early in the initial phases of a SOA initiative. In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray shows what it takes to create such a structure efficiently.
In an InfoQ interview, recorded at QCon London, Anne Thomas Manes, research director at Burton Group, talks about the state of SOA, explains different ways of getting funding for SOA initiatives, the value of SOA governance and governance tools. Another topic covered is the applicability of REST to SOA, the need for a RESTful description language, and REST support in SOAP toolkits.
Cenqua has released FishEye 1.2, a commercial version control exploration tool supporting CVS and Subversion. The new version improves Subversion support, adds new visualizations, email feeds, user preferences, and administration features.