Monday, October 09, 2006

Spring-OSGi now public available

The Spring-OSGi implementation is now available for everybody and Adrian Colyer has created a nice overview website. You can find the first sketch of information about the Spring + OSGi combination on the site as well as links to the repository, a small example, and many more:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Spring + OSGi + Web-Server

Hey, imagine this: You are able to build up server-side applications out of OSGi bundles to have clean boundaries and dependencies between your components. You take advantage of the Equinox Extension Registry (favous from the Eclipse IDE) to make your server-side applications as flexible and extensible as the Eclipse IDE. You deploy your server-side application into a standard web servers servlet container and you let the OSGi runtime take care of your bundles (having all the dynamic features of OSGi). And you utilize the Spring framework as a backbone for your application, using the dependency injection of Spring for your POJOs and all the nice technology abstractions Spring comes with. And the good news is: I got it all working (for my example project that my colleques Bernd Kolb and Gerd W├╝therich build with me). This is really cool... :-)

I will show this stuff at the Server-Side-Eclipse-Symposium at the Eclipse Summit Europe next week. Don't miss it...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Eclipse Summit Europe 2006

Don't miss the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people at the upcoming Eclipse Summit Europe in Esslingen, which is close to Stuttgart, Germany. I would especially recommend the Server-Side-Eclipse-Symposium on Thursday, where you can hear more about the server-side usage of Eclipse technology, for example:
  • Equinox on the server, for example how WebSphere 6.1 is build on top of Equinox OSGi
  • Rich AJAX Platform
  • The Open-Healthcare Framework
  • Web 2.0 applications build on top of Eclipse
  • and the combination of Spring and Equinox OSGi
Don't miss it!