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  • Microservices and the Economics of Small Things

    In this article Mark Burgess explores the process of "decentralizing intent" and the effect it has on the predictability of our systems including what we can know as we scale systems.

  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 2

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. The second part of this 2-part series covers a practical approach to creating a successful, modular monolith.

  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 1

    In the age of microservices, "monolith" has become a dirty word. Yet, monoliths, designed with an emphasis on modularity, can be a better solution for complex domains, such as enterprise applications. Part 1 of this 2-part series explores the key differences between microservices and monoliths, highlighting the pros and cons of each approach.

  • Java 9, OSGi and the Future of Modularity (Part 2)

    The flagship feature of Java 9 will be the new Java Platform Module System (JPMS). Given the maturity of OSGi there were technical, political and commercial reasons why another Java module system will soon exist. In this article we compare the two from a technical perspective and see how JPMS and OSGi can work together.

  • Java 9, OSGi and the Future of Modularity (Part 1)

    The flagship feature of Java 9 will be the new Java Platform Module System (JPMS). Given the maturity of OSGi there were technical, political and commercial reasons why another Java module system will soon exist. In this article we compare the two from a technical perspective and see how JPMS and OSGi can work together.

  • Programming with Modularity and Project Jigsaw. A Tutorial Using the Latest Early Access Build

    Project Jigsaw is the hallmark feature of Java 9, the next major version release of Java, and is destined to bring modular programming into the Java mainstream. After years of negotiating and myriad JSRs and JEPs, Jigsaw is starting to take its final form. This tutorial considers all aspects of programming and migration to Project Jigsaw.

  • Projecting a Modular Future

    In this article, the authors discuss modularity and projectional editing concepts used to design programming languages, using a language workbench (LWB) like Jetbrains' MPS. They discuss how they used these techniques in three different domains: embedded-software development, requirements engineering, and insurance rules.

  • Project Jigsaw is Really Coming in Java 9

    Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. With the potential to introduce breaking changes to your code, modularization will certainly change the way we think about our projects and the JDK itself. In this article, Nicolai Parlog tells us what we need to know and what we need to do to prepare

  • Developing Modular JavaScript Components

    While most web applications these days employ an abundance of JavaScript, keeping client-side functionality focused, robust and maintainable remains a significant challenge. This article will present an example of evolving a simple widget from a largely unstructured code base to a reusable component.

  • Peter Kriens Returns to OSGi Alliance

    Peter Kriens, one of the driving forces behind OSGi, announced his return to the OSGi Alliance, where he served as director for 11 years until early 2012. InfoQ caught up with Peter to discuss his return, OSGi, and his latest project jpm4j.

  • Book Review: Java Application Architecture

    Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples using OSGi is Kirk Knoernschild's seminal book on a pattern catalogue for modular systems design. Starting with an overview of the arguments for modularity, the main section in the book introduces eighteen categorised patterns for module development, and concludes with an OSGi example. InfoQ spoke to Kirk to find out more about it.

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