Greater Wisconsin Software Symposium
February 26 - 28, 2010 - Milwaukee, WI
Modular Java: An Introduction to OSGi
Contrary to what you may have heard, OSGi is neither complex, nor heavyweight. In this session, I'll show you how OSGi can actually simplify application development rather than complicate it. We'll look at the benefits of modularity, the fundamentals of OSGi, and see how to develop basic OSGi bundles. We'll also see how a few gadgets in the OSGi toolbox can ease the development of OSGi bundles.
The secret weapon for attacking complexity in any project is to break it down into smaller, cohesive, and more easily digestible pieces. Unfortunately, Java lacks critical ingredients necessary to achieve true modularity.
Enter OSGi. OSGi is a mature and established framework for dynamic modularity in Java. With OSGi, you'll be able to realize true modularity in your Java projects, making them more flexible, comprehensible, and testable.
About Craig Walls
Craig Walls is a senior engineer with SpringSource as the Spring Social project lead and is the author of Spring in Action and XDoclet in Action (both published by Manning) and Modular Java (published by Pragmatic Bookshelf). He's a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring and OSGi on his blog. When he's not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 2 birds and 3 dogs.More About Craig »