Monday, June 27, 2011

Video podcast from the OSGi Users Forum UK meeting on OSGi Tooling

Last week I went to the OSGi Users Forum UK meeting in London to join a panel on OSGi Development Tooling. I was invited as one of the people working on the Virgo IDE, the Eclipse-based developer tooling for the Virgo runtime at Eclipse (which we recently contributed from vmware to Eclipse and made the first milestone build available to the public).

The idea of the panel was to tell the panelists (all somewhat related to OSGi tooling) what you wanna get from those tools, what you are missing and what you would like to have in the future. Obviously we touched the old discussion whether manifest-first or manifest-generation is the better or more natural way of doing OSGi development, but this was not the only topic.

Now there is a video podcast available online:
It was fun having a part of the panel sitting in front of the audience in person while the other part of the panel joined the session via Skype video. Thanks again to the organizers for making this panel happen!!! And enjoy the video!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Interview with InfoQ

I gave an interview for InfoQ talking about the latest release of the SpringSource Tool Suite, upcoming features and a little bit about things behind the scenes, like the distributed agile development we are doing here for building STS. You can read the full interview here:

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

OSGi Development Tooling Panel at the OSGi Users Forum UK

I will be at the OSGi Users Forum UK in London on June 23rd to participate in a panel on OSGi Tooling Development as a committer for the Virgo tooling, together with Neil Bartlett (BndTools), Peter Kriens (Bnd / OSGi Director of Technology), Simon Maple (RAD / IBM), Stuart McCulloch (Maven / Sonatype) and Kaloyan Raev (Libra / SAP), who will join us via Skype Video. So join us in London to talk about latest OSGi tooling efforts and discuss what is needed for the future.

"Spring Tooling – What’s Cooking" - Article in German Eclipse Magazin

Based on my short "New and Noteworthy" kind of talk at the JAX conference I wrote an article for the German Eclipse Magazin about what is cooking in the Spring tooling world. And the article made it for the top cover story:

So if you wanna know more about the latest news from the Spring tooling world, take a look at this. Aside of my quick walkthrough, Eberhard Wolff added a nice feature about the Cloud Foundry PaaS, which provides a great introduction to this platform. Enjoy!