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Tim Ward introduces the OSGi Promises specification

Posted by Tim Ward on  Sep 09, 2014

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.

The Web Platform as a Limitless Pool of Innovation, with Andreas Gal

Posted by Andreas Gal on  Feb 03, 2012 1

Andreas talks about the benefits of the Open Web and how it compares with proprietary closed-stacks. He also talks about various projects like Boot to Gecko, Broadway, pdf.js and more, that bring the web platform in a whole new level.

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis on PhoneGap and Mobile Development

Posted by Brian LeRoux, Robert Ellis on  Sep 09, 2009

Brian LeRoux and Robert Ellis explain PhoneGap and how it bridges smartphone platforms with HTML5 and Javascript, while still allowing access to device features like the accelerometer.

Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson on the Standardization Process

Posted by Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson on  Jul 27, 2009

Patrick Curran and Geir Magnusson discuss the role played by the standardization process and the lessons taken from the open source movement, one key aspect being related to reference implementations that are required from spec leaders.

BT's Chief WS Architect Paul Downey on "Loving the Web"

Posted by Paul Downey on  Oct 16, 2007 1

In this interview, recorded at QCon London, Stefan Tilkov talks to Paul Downey, Chief Web Services Architect for BT, about Web services standards, Paul's work in the XML Databinding working group, WS-* vs. REST, and cool stuff BT offers to developers.

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