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  • In Defence of the Monolith, Part 2

    by Dan Haywood on  Mar 24, 2017 7

    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

    by Dan Haywood on  Mar 16, 2017 9

    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)

    by Neil Bartlett Kai Hackbarth on  Oct 04, 2016

    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)

Posted by Neil Bartlett Kai Hackbarth on  Sep 22, 2016

The flagship feature of Java 9 will be the new Java Platform Module System. In this article we compare JPMS and OSGi from a technical perspective and see how they can work together. 4

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

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Jan 19, 2016

Project Jigsaw, destined to bring modular programming into the Java mainstream, is starting to take its final form. This tutorial considers all aspects of programming and migration to Project Jigsaw. 4

Projecting a Modular Future

Posted by Markus Voelter Jos Warmer Bernd Kolb on  Sep 27, 2015

Authors discuss modularity and projectional editing concepts used to design programming languages, using a Language Workbench (LWB) tool like MPS from Jetbrains.

Project Jigsaw is Really Coming in Java 9

Posted by Nicolai Parlog on  Aug 04, 2015

Eight years in the making, Project Jigsaw is finally coming to Java 9. This article discusses what we need to know and how to prepare for potential code-breaking changes to the JDK. 1

Developing Modular JavaScript Components

Posted by Frederik Dohr on  Dec 13, 2013

While most web applications these days employ an abundance of JavaScript, keeping client-side functionality focused, robust and maintainable remains a significant challenge.

Peter Kriens Returns to OSGi Alliance

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jul 20, 2013

Peter Kriens 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 and latest project jpm4j.

Book Review: Java Application Architecture

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Jul 18, 2012

Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples using OSGi is Kirk Knoernschild's seminal book on a pattern catalogue for modular systems design.

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