This is an extension of a fast growing effort within our organization to create an interface directly to not only the engaged decision makers with our customer organizations but also the developers and tinkerers that really start to plant and care for the seeds of innovation that make the cutting edge business solutions grow. We'd like to use this as a repository for not only the usual news about upcoming products and features, but also as a way to keep you informed of what we're doing on our side of the fence to enable current and future solutions for the explosion of XTP applications and patterns that we're hoping become not only useful but also vital in customer portfolios of all shapes and sizes.
We will serve as the primary contributors. Our names are Lan Vuong and Rob Wisniewski, and we're recently been branded as 'Technical Evangelists' for the XTP cause within the WebSphere brand. As such our current focus is on the creation and education of new products and patterns within the WebSphere portfolio. The most prominent product in this space is WebSphere eXtreme Scale. We're working hard on some articles, videos and howto's surrounding the wide breadth that this product covers, with access to most of this material being channeled through this blog.
LJC Conference #3 is a one day event where you can attend a wide range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 50 sessionsduring the day, including lightning talks, open source project overviews, workshops, discussion groups and presentations.The conference will start with a keynote talk on "The future of the Java Ecosystem" and then split off into different session tracks throughout the day, giving you an opportunity to experience a wide range of topics and ideas.
Presentation Slides: Talk Synopsis:OSGi V4 R4.2 introduced the Remote Services specifications which, for the first time, gave a standard way to describe the distribution of OSGiservices. The design took a simple 'light touch' approach which meant that Remote Services implementations could embrace a wide variety of existing distribution technologies. In parallel, OASIS has been developing the Service Component Architecture (SCA) specifications. SCA provides a heterogeneous SOA programming model which spans an extensible number of implementation technologies (EJB, BPEL, C++, COBOL), bindings (Web services, JMS, IIOP, etc.) and policy languages (WS-Policy, etc). With SCA, you can assemble and re-assemble existing applications and assets, and mix in new implementation assets, improving re-use and flexibility to changing business needs. This presentation will give an introduction to the OSGi Remote Services and Service Component Architecture technologies. It will describe how the two can be combined allowing OSGi applications using Remote Services to exploit the variety of SCA implementation technologies, bindings and the policy framework. It will then give a demonstration of the combination in practice using a number of open source project, including Apache Aries and Apache Tuscany.Speaker Bio:Graham is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Hursley development laboratory in the UK. He is currently working on the WebSphere Application Server product, defining how OSGiis surfaced to WebSphere customers. He is the IBM Application and Integration Middleware division's technical lead in the OSGi Alliance Expert Groups and a member of the OASIS SCA Assembly Technical Committee. He is also a member of the Apache Aries incubator project management committee and a committer.