Friday, February 13, 2009

February 2009 Meeting: OSGi - Building Modular Java Systems

Hello Tampa Java Enthusiasts!

For February 2009, The Tampa Java User Group will host an introductory meeting about OSGi.  You may have heard about the technology and wondered "OSG-what, what is that?".  In this presentation, speaker Vladimir Vivien will provide an overview of OSGi and help you understand how this Java technology is impacting the industry (see presentation details below).

Use the RSVP email (to follow later) to confirm your attendance so we can plan accordingly.  Arrive early and bring a colleague to enjoy this great topic.  There will be food and plenty of giveaways.

Don't forget, you can now follow the group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tampajug

-= Presentation =-
OSGi is emerging as the technology of choice for creating and deploying modularized Java code.  However, as we will see in the presentation, OSGi is much more than that.  It is a proven and tested set of specifications and implemented libraries that are primarily designed to (not only) improve code modularity, but also solve runtime jar dependency issues, provide a formidable ecosystem of tools that augments OSGi to make development easier.

Presentation topics will include

- Introduction to OSGi
- OSGi Runtime Containers
- Creating An OSGi-based Bundle (jar files)
- Enterprise Java and OSGi
- Future of OSGi

If you can't wait for the meeting and want to see OSGi at work checkout:
- OSGi Governance Body (http://www.osgi.org/)
- Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSGi)
- Introductory article (http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-03-2008/jw-03-osgi1.html)
- The Eclipse IDE plugin system is entirely OSGi-based (http://www.eclipse.org/equinox)
- Spring DM Server (http://www.springsource.com/products/suite/dmserver)

-= Meeting Info =-

Speaker: Vladimir Vivien
Organization: Simplius, LLC
Date: Tuesday, 02/24/09
Networking: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

-= Location =-
GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
Google Map
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4919+Memorial+Hwy,+Tampa,+FL+33634