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Perspective on OSGi for the Enterprise
I once heard an OSGi guy from BEA (now Oracle) say that everyone thinks about OSGi for its deployment capabilities, but the real power is in its service model. I have mentioned this controversy before, i.e. whether or not the OSGi programming model
Happy Christmas!
Here's this year's Christmas tree. Christmas 2008 After all the ice and snow, and the people without power for two weeks tomorrow, let's have a great holiday, and good wishes for everyone.
Sun and OSGi: Cooperation through competition
Last week I attended my last OSGi Board meeting, which was hosted by SAP near Heidelberg. Although I'll remain EEG co-chair, Gordon is replacing me on the board. As you might imagine, one of the hot discussion items was Sun's recent announcement
OSGi for the Enterprise Gets a Bit Closer & LinkedIn Too
Last week at IBM Montpellier the upcoming OSGi 4.2 release got a bit closer, and Yan Pujante presented LinkedIn's requirements. Peter can't believe what Yan is saying... ! In the now usual pattern for a two-day expert group face to face, the fir
IASA New England Meeting October 2
Sorry for getting this out a bit late, have been on the road the past couple of weeks... I just wanted to let everyone in the Boston area know we're having the next meeting of the IASA New England chapter next Thursday, October 2 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Early Draft OSGi V4.2 Docs Available
As of this week you can download an early release draft document containing 11 design documents we've been working on for the past year or so as the result of the OSGi enterprise initiative. This is important because according to OSGi Alliance rul
Abstraction and control in REST vs RPC
One of the biggest debates in the software industry is about getting the level of abstraction right. By this I mean a level of interaction with computers higher than binary code or machine language - in other words, anything that presents humans with
It's Progress, After All
It definitely seems like a long time since the process started, but this is about as good an outcome as we could have hoped for. The number of employees who have both IONA and Progress on their LinkedIn page is probably a couple dozen or even more
First Ever Demo of Distributed OSGi
Yesterday David Bosschaert and I gave the first demo of the new design for distributed OSGi, based on the current draft of the Enterprise Expert Group's RFC 119, at the OSGi Community Event in Berlin. Download PDF of Demo Overview "Demo Dolly" D
OSGi Community Event June 11-12
I'm sorry to post this so late, but hopefully it's not too late to join the fun, especially if you're in Europe. The OSGi Community Event is next week, June 11-12, hosted by Deutsche Telekom in Berlin. There are a lot of interesting topics and sp

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