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Ep. 6 – Modular Java

by on Aug.25, 2009, under Podcast

In this episode we get a bit more technical as Mike talks modularity with Leo Sakhvoruk and Modular Java author Craig Walls. We cover OSGi and Spring-DM in some depth. Topics include:

- Defining modularity
- Publishing Modular Java
- Describing OSGi and Spring-DM
- Answering complaints about OSGi complexity
- Differences in OSGi containers
- Benefits and pitfalls of OSGi in practice
- How Spring-DM is affecting the evolution of OSGi
- What is new in Spring

Craig’s picks:

- http://twitter.com/veryshortstory
- Ops4J Pax Construct: http://wiki.ops4j.org/display/paxconstruct/Pax+Construct
- Spring Expression Language: http://springsource.org

Leo’s pick: Google Web Toolkit: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/

Mike’s pick: functional programming

- Introductory article: http://www.defmacro.org/ramblings/fp.html
- Scala (runs on JVM): http://www.scala-lang.org/
- Erlang: http://erlang.org/

Contacts

- Craig (@habuma, @modularjava, @springinaction): http://jroller.com/habuma, http://modularjava.com, http://springinaction.com
- Leo: http://improvingworks.com
- Mike (@mikeabney): http://practicallyagile.com

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1 comment for this entry:
  1. Will

    Excellent podcast. I have heard a little about OSGi, but this podcast shed a little more information on it and how it can be used. I am now headed out to start my own adventure into OSGi.

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