Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

OSGi Demystified

Friday - Nov 8 5:00 PM - Ballroom 1/2

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Software Developer & Mentor

OSGi was once heralded as a contender for most important technology of the decade. Today, most developers have heard of OSGi, but few are using it to develop their enterprise software applications.Is OSGi failing? Who is using it? And what exactly are its benefits?

In this session, we'll explain the benefits of OSGi, and show that it's not just for the middleware vendor. We'll learn how you can use OSGi without making significant changes to how you write your software applications. We'll explore the OSGi ecosystem, including platforms that support OSGi. Through code examination, we'll see how the Spring framework allows us to leverage OSGi in a non-invasive way. We'll discover how OSGi encourages Polyglot programming on the Java platform. And we'll take a brief glimpse into the future of modularity on the Java platform. You'll walk away with a much better understanding of OSGi, its strengths and benefits, how to use it effectively, as well as the myths surrounding its use.

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About Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk is software developer with a passion for building great software. He takes a keen interest in design, architecture, application development platforms, agile development, and the IT industry in general, especially as it relates to software development. His recent book, Java Application Architecture was published in 2012, and presents 18 patterns that help you design modular software.