on Wednesday I visited the NAF Insight WEB 2.0 conference in Nieuwegein (The Netherlands) and also gave a short presentation about the technology in the WEB 2.0 era.
one of the many improvements, changes and bugfixes you may find in the GX WebManager 9.8.0 changelog but one I'd like the highlight a little. As of 9.8.0 deployment on SUN JDK 1.6.0 is now fully supported!
At J-Spring 2009 I gave a talk about distributed OSGi, which is part the early draft specification for OSGi R4.2. Here are the slides!
As most of you will already know the GX WebManager Component Framework is an application level abstraction build on top of the Apache Felix implementation of the OSGi™ specification. GX WebManager Components are basically services as are the platform services provided. Therefore building WebManager Components, that do a little more then just sitting there, means you are accessing other services. Here is a short overview of the different ways you can do that and why you should or should not prefer them.
While doing some code reviews on WCBs I ran into some common issues that developers encounter while doing development. Just a few tips & tricks..
Anyone doing serious builds with Maven will at some point have the need to have access to some kind of dynamic property in the build. Using a plugin that can be configured with Beanshell script may be an elegant solution.
As I reported in my previous post SpringSource, formerly known as Interface21 and the company behind the popular Spring Framework, has released the SpringSource Application Platform (S2AP) in beta. This new Java application server is build on top of an OSGi runtime (Equinox) providing a very nice runtime deployment model! Put a little Spring and Apache Tomcat in the mix and, needless to say, I just had to see what I needed to do to deploy GX WebManager on S2AP.
This week I visited the JavaOne 2008 conference in San Francisco. A lot of impressions and a great time with Java coders from all over the world. As tradition demands the conference started with a T-shirt tossing James Gosling followed by some 80 hours of technical sessions and BOFs. A few impressions...
Time for part two in the Maven secrets series! This post is about using assembly to create a zip distribution of your WCB. Not a secret really, but it may proof to be a major time saver when you are working on WCB projects.
This week ApacheCon EU 2008 is being held in Amsterdam. Unfortunately I could not visit the entire conference but GX was there on Tuesday and I managed to visit the conference on Wednesday evening and Thursday. A few highlights.
Yesterday we visited a JTeam tech meeting in Amsterdam where I gave a talk about OSGi followed by JTeams Jettro Coenradie talking about the Adobe Flex framework. Great sessions and not just because of the Thai food!
The default Maven root project object model provides very good defaults that declare what needs to be done in most cases. Sometimes you need a bit more or different and Maven lets you do that. In this first episode I’ll show you how to filter your source files.
In most software development projects reaching the end goal often feels like one of Zeno's paradoxes. You know what has to be done in how much time, but somehow you never really seem to catch that tortoise. Contrary to the original paradox however in this case it may just be the Tortoise that slows Achilles down.
InfoQ reports that OSGi adoption in the EE marketplace is rising and major vendors are now putting their weight in! Will this end the debate around the OSGi adoption as a Java standard (JSR 291) and the rival Java Module System specification (JSR 277)?
Nothing is so scary as an empty blog. Where do you start? What is worth writing about and what is not? In some ways this resembles how I felt back in 2005 when we started to think about the GX WebManager 9 (GXWM 9) architecture and stood in front of a huge empty white board.
Bram de Kruijff is Product Architect and one of the co-architects of the GX WebManager framework with a focus on OSGi and services framework. Bram is part of the NAF Web 2.0 forum group to define standards on community technologies.
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