Daily Archives: July 2, 2008

A New Hope

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…

A group of rebels formed the OSGi Alliance, an alliance against the empire (or at least monolithic code empires). The alliance was created to champion an ideal (in CS terms a specification) which described a standardised way for modules of Java code in a single virtual machine to interoperate without requiring the JVM to be restarted.

The specification was simple to understand and many were drawn to it due to the elegance of its implementation. In time many who chose this new life found that despite the simplicity of the specification championed by the JEDi alliance they could nevertheless wield wondrous powers not seen before in the Java world. (more…)