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