Sessions at ApacheCon North America 2011 about Apache Felix on Friday 11th November

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  • OSGi for mere mortals

    by Bertrand Delacretaz

    In the last few years, OSGi has become "the" module system for Java - but is OSGi just for gurus, or are mere mortals actually able to use it?
    The simple tutorial RESTful server application presented in this talk aims to demonstrate that the average Java developer can actually use OSGi, and greatly benefit from it. It is built from scratch based on a set of standard and custom OSGi services, in a simple and understandable way.
    Taking advantage of a number of build plugins and runtime tools provided by the Apache Felix and Apache Sling projects allows us to write little code in our example application, while exposing the advantages of an OSGi-based architecture in a simple and convincing way.
    Our walkthrough of the example application will give developers a way to get started with OSGi, without getting bogged in unnecessary details.

    At 9:00am to 9:50am, Friday 11th November

    Coverage slide deck

  • Rapid application development for dynamic cloud applications

    by Marcel Offermans and Bram de Kruijff

    In this presentation we would like to introduce and demonstrate Amdatu, a new open source community project that is building an application platform for dynamic composite service oriented applications in the cloud.

    The Amdatu Platform consists of a set of enabling services and application layer services and can run on public, private or hybrid (cloud-burst) environments. These services provide the foundation for any application built on the platform and consist of an OSGi framework that is cluster-ready, multi-tenant aware and can be accessed via a comprehensive set of REST based services. Applications can be dynamically assembled, monitored and managed.

    The application layer services are available to any application running on the platform and include functionality like software and configuration provisioning, semantic indexing, search and recommendation, authentication and authorization, an open social implementation, extensive user and social network profiling and big data storage.

    Amdatu leverages many Apache projects and hopes to join the Apache Incubator in the near future.

    At 9:00am to 9:50am, Friday 11th November

    Coverage slide deck