Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reminder: Equinox Aspects at Java-Forum-Stuttgart 2008

This is just a friendly reminder that you have the chance to see Equinox Aspects live and in action at the upcoming Java-Forum-Stuttgart 2008 next week at the 3rd of July. I will give a talk at this nice conference in Stuttgart, Germany, about Aspect Weaving for OSGi. And the talk will be fully packed with a number of live demos including:
  • Monitoring Eclipse with aspects
  • Installing, updating and uninstalling aspects at runtime (dynamics for aspects)
  • Using Equinox Aspects together with Spring Dynamic Modules
It will be really really cool, don't miss it! :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Slides and Examples from Spring-Dynamic-Modules-Talk at the OSGi Community Event 2008

Already more than a week ago I gave a talk at the OSGi Community Event 2008 in Berlin about the Spring Dynamic Modules project. Giving the talk was fun, I used a number of live demos to showcase Spring DM in action. The slides are now online:
The code for all the demos can be found at the JAX blog entry of my colleque Gerd W├╝therich, who prepared most of this talk. Thanks again for the great work, Gerd!

For those who are new to Spring Dynamic Modules: This project of the Spring portfolio basically allows you to use the Spring framework within an OSGi environment in a very nice and easy way. You can find more information on the Spring Dynamic Modules homepage.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Report from Eclipse Demo Camp in Hamburg

Last Monday the Ganymede Eclipse Demo Camp took place in Hamburg. More than 40 attendees showed up and enjoyed a number of great presentations. Peter Friese wrote up a nice summary of the demo camp. I enjoyed the event a lot and I am looking forward to organizing the next Eclipse Demo Camp again together with Peter. Was a lot of fun! Thanks Peter!

Also many many thanks to Arne Roock for his great support in organizing the event and finding this cool location! His support is absolutely priceless!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Eclipse Demo Camp in Hamburg is Approaching Fast

Don't forget to register for the Eclipse Demo Camp in Hamburg - it is approaching fast. Starting next Monday at the EM-2008-friendly time of 6pm we will see some interesting demos, have free drinks and food (thanks to our sponsors: Eclipse Foundation, itemis and it-agile) and a lot of fun, I assume... :-) The demo camp takes place at the former coffee exchange - a really cool location:

So, have fun at the demo camp and many thanks to my colleague Arne Roock for his organizational support. Absolutely priceless.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Equinox Aspects at Allianz

Some days ago I got a copy of the latest German Eclipse-Magazine (Vol. 15, 3/2008) and I found an experience report article about using Equinox Aspects. Cool! Great to read that people are using Equinox Aspects in large strategic projects. This report is about using Equinox Aspects for advanced performance tracing in a large production system at Allianz, a major insurance company in Germany. So if you are happy reading articles in German, take a look at it!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

SE-Radio Live at the OSGi Community Event 2008

The OSGi Community Event 2008 starts next week in Berlin, Germany. And there will be a special event taking place after the reception on Tuesday evening: We will host a live SE-Radio recording session. Isn't this cool? We are going to have a panel like discussion session with some interesting people and hopefully questions from the audience - all going into the se-radio recording and becoming part of that episode. So if you are going to the OSGi Community Event make sure you don't miss the SE-Radio live session - from 8pm to 9pm in the main room.
And many many thanks to Peter Kriens for making this possible and helping so much in organizing this!!!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Open XP-Days Germany 2008

The XP-Days conference series is a nice event series throughout Europe for people interested in agile software development (not reduced to Extreme Programming) and related topics. This years XP-Days Germany will take place in Hamburg from November 27th to 29th.
In opposite to the past XP-Days this years conference has an open review process in parallel to the submission process. This idea has two great advantages: everybody can review and comment on submissions via the submission system and people who submit sessions can benefit from those reviews and feedbacks by improving their submissions before the program committee decide. Sounds good, eh? I am used to this kind of open submissions from the EclipseCon conference and I must say: I like it a lot.
So don't forget to submit a proposal or give feedback on existing proposals - or simply join the conference this November!!!