Wednesday, March 21, 2007

What a nice book review

The Miami Java Users Group posted a nice review of the book about large and complex refactorings that Stefan Roock and I wrote. Isn't it great to read such positive feedback? :-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Don't forget to meet at JAX 2007

The next conference that I am speaking at is approaching fast. At the JAX 2007 in Wiesbaden, Germany, I am going to talk about Spring and OSGi and why this combination is so promising, I think. Will be fun to present this together with Gerd W├╝therich and Bernd Kolb at the Spring Day of the conference on Monday.
On Tuesday I have two sessions together with Tobias Widmer from the IBM team in Zurich that works on Eclipse. We will talk about "The Eclipse Way", the agile development process behind the Eclipse team (this will be the first session). The second session will cover the question how this process can be adapted (and adopted) for typical in-house and non-open-source projects where developers are not building tools for themselves.
Last but not least the session on Wednesday is together with my former colleague Gernot Neppert. We are going to talk about our experiences from building a large-scale system for an insurance company that is heavily build on OSGi and is especially using the Eclipse Extension Registry to create a really flexible and extensible architecture.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Spring and OSGi at EclipseCon

Yesterday I gave a tutorial about Spring and OSGi together with BJ Hargrave at EclipseCon 2007. It was a short tutorial, just 2 hours, fully packed with a lot of demo material. BJ did a great job of preparing some examples for it.
If you didn't have the chance to participate in the tutorial you can download the slides as well as the source code for all the examples here. The zip file contains a team project set which you can easily import into your Eclipse workspace. More detailed information on installing and running the examples can be found in the slides.