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2010 Conferences

OSGi DevCon @ JAX London

February 23 - Keynote titled OSGi in the Enterprise: Agility, Modularity, and Architecture’s Paradox


March 22 - 25 - Tutorial on Modular Architecture

Über Conf

June 14 - 17 - Sessions titled Turtles and Architecture and Patterns of Modular Architecture


July 26 - 30 - Two sessions on rich mobile applications and one on agile development. Half day tutorial on software process improvement.

Tweets @ Twitter

re: #apple event "We sold more iPads than any PC manufacturer sold of their entire PC line." 2012-09-12

re: #Apple Event ""Our notebooks now rank #1 in the US in Market share in the last three months." 2012-09-12

Right on. I just won a Best Buy drawing worth $1000. Either that or I won a shiny new virus by clicking the link. Hmm...what to do. 2012-08-29

The #osgi alliance response ( to the @mreinhold #jigsaw announcement ( 2012-08-29

Good Q&A with @mreinhold on project #jigsaw. Modularity will change the way we design and run apps! 2012-08-28

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OSGi Survey

Filed Under Architecture & Design, Java, OSGi, Platforms | Leave a Comment 

I’ve created a simple on-line survey to gauge interest in OSGi within the enterprise. I appreciate anyone who can spare a few moments to provide their input. I plan to leave the survey open until May 30th, 2008. At some point, I hope to share the results.

OSGi & Spring

Filed Under Architecture & Design, Java, OSGi, Platforms | 2 Comments 

It’s time to move on and show the simple elegance Spring brings to OSGi development using the HelloWorldSpec sample from the OSGi & Modularity post. But first, a little primer on Spring Dynamic Modules. Spring DM is not an OSGi implementation. Instead, Spring DM aims to make working with OSGi easier just as Spring makes the world of Enterprise Java simpler. One of the more striking characteristics of Spring DM is that it removes most your code’s dependencies on OSGi by taking care of the OSGi plumbing. To function in an OSGi runtime environment, the Spring .jars have been packaged as OSGi bundles.

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Software Development Failure

Filed Under Agile, Development, IT Labor, Industry | 3 Comments 

Software failure statistics are abundant and serve as clear evidence that we must reform software development. While industry claims an IT labor shortage is the motivating force behind outsourcing, the greatest factor is directly related to our inability to deliver value-add software. As organizations continue to lose faith in IT as a trusted partner, the services we offer are little more than an ample commodity, and the search for cheaper labor will persist. But, there is no IT labor shortage.

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