Washington Warblings

OSGi DevCon 2012 is underway.  The first day of the conference was all tutorial based and Neil Bartlett (aided by Gustavo Morozowski and Peter Kriens) gave a tutorial on “Mastering OSGi with Ease” to a packed room of 80 or so conference attendees.

Neil was also short listed for Bndtools in the Best Developer Tool category at EclipseCon.  Unfortunately he wasnt the overall winner, with the award going to the more than worthy Chronon Debugger, however making the final three from a submission list of 48 is a indication of the importance of Bndtools – well done Neil (and the other Bndtools contributors).

Day 2 of the conference is just starting and there are plenty of OSGi talks and presentations along with the OSGi BOF this evening.  For those of you who arent able to make it to Reston this evening for the BOF at 7pm the OSGi Alliance will be providing a live video and audio stream of the BOF via Ustream. You will be able to access this from the OSGi Channel here. We hope to be able to take questions from remote attendees via Twitter using #osgibof.

The line up for talks today is as follows:

10.30 – 11.15     Moving the Guidewire platform to OSGi     Paul D’Albora [Guidewire Software]

11.15 – 12.00    What’s new in the OSGi Enterprise Release 5.0     

David Bosschaert [Red Hat]Tim Diekmann [TIBCO Software Inc.]

13.30 – 14-15     Liberate your components with OSGi services     Alasdair Nottingham [IBM]

15.00 – 15.45     Smart Home Mashups: A New Application Opportunity     Walt Bowers [Hitachi CTA]

17.00 – 17.50     Micro Services in JavaScript     Simon Kaegi [IBM]


Then there will be the BOF at 19.00 with four more talks. Dont forget if you are in the Reston area the BOF is free and open for non-conference delegates too, and if you cant make it to Reston there will be a live video and audio stream. The BOF is being held in Reston Suites B.

If you are able to make it in person you will get the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a copy of:

  • OSGi in Action (Manning)
  • OSGi in Depth (Manning)
  • Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples Using OSGi (Prentice Hall)

The line up for the BOF is:

  • Java 8 Modules, OSGi and Jigsaw – Neil Bartlett [Paremus]
  • Subsystems: For those occasions where bundles are just too small… – Tom Watson [IBM]
  • How to simplify OSGi development using OBR – Peter Kriens [OSGi Alliance]
  • A surprise special session
Hope to see you at OSGi DevCon 2012.
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