Mike Francis


About Mike Francis

Sales & Marketing Director at Paremus and Chairman of the OSGi Users' Forum UK.


Java 9, OSGi and the Future of Modularity

InfoQ today published the first part of a two part article written by Neil Bartlett from Paremus and Kai Hackbath from Bosch / ProSyst.

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Its definitely worth a read. The article was written some time ago so is in advance of the latest delay to JPMS / Jigsaw (and consequently Java 9) that was proposed last week on the mail list and at JavaOne this week.  This is just the latest in a series of delays over many years and we suspect won’t be the last.

As a very quick synopsis the conclusions are: (more…)


Modularity, Microservices and Containers

My colleague, Derek Baum, had an article published in Jaxenter last week called “Modularity, MicrJaxenter Feb 2016oservices and Containers“.

The article discusses how Microservices and Containers are examples of a general industry drive towards modularity. It goes on to demonstrate how OSGi’s Service-centric approach, its Requirements & Capabilities model, and the OSGi Remote Services specification provide an excellent solution for a containerised microservices solution.

Yes thats right, these concepts/technologies/trends aren’t competing with each other as many would have you believe. In fact they can all be complimentary when used with Paremus Packager.

Paremus Packager integrates the lifecycle of external (non-Java) applications with OSGi and provides a consistent means to start, stop, configure and inter-connect services and we will be making an early access release of the new Docker-based Paremus Packager available to a restricted audience in Q1 2016.  You can sign up for this online with just your email address.

The article is a is a follow up to the presentation of the same name given at the OSGi Community Event in 2015, by Neil Bartlett [ Slides / Video ] and these are a good source of info if you would like to learn more. Of course you can also add comments below if you have any questions.


Asynchronous Event Streams @ MadridJUG

Some of the Paremus team were in Madrid last week (Jan 11 to 14, 2016) for the OSGi Expert Group meetings and also an OSGi Alliance Board Meeting.

Thanks to Jorge Ferrer for picture from twitter (@jorgeferrer)

Thanks to Jorge Ferrer for picture from Twitter

While we were in town, our CTO, Tim Ward, was invited to speak at the MadridJUG on the work he has been leading within the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group on Asynchronous Event Streams. This relatively new OSGi Alliance specification is highly relevant to the use of OSGi in IoT as well as in Enterprise.

The subject proved to be an interesting topic to the MadridJUG members with good attendance and lots of questions.

Thanks to Liferay Spain (@liferay_es) for hosting the Meetup and MadridJUG (@MadridJUG) for inviting Tim to present.

 

Tim also presented this talk at the OSGi Community Event last year and you can find a video of this here and the slides here.

 

It looks like the OSGi Alliance will be having face to face meetings in Chicago, Ghent and Ludwigsburg in the coming months. If you are interested in getting someone from Paremus to come and present on anything OSGi or our products while we are in your neighbouthood then please let us know.

 


“Innovation is GREAT” – Paremus in Japan

Innovation Is Great
The British Embassy in Tokyo has been running a series of activities under the theme of “Innovation is GREAT’“.

Last Wednesday, Dec 2 , they hosted an event at ITSCOM Studio & Hall (Futakotamagawa Rise) in Tokyo and Paremus were there showing demonstrations of the Service Fabric being used for IoT and Cloud.

Our booth was manned by our representative in Japan, Mr Takagi Kaname, and he enjoyed his time there meeting with a number of existing customers and forging new relationships with potential future partners.

Japan Dec 2015

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