Android and OSGi: Can they work together?

Neil Bartlett (Independent), BJ Hargrave (IBM Lotus)

OSGi DevCon · Long Talk
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Tuesday, 13:30, 50 minutes | Theatre | Download in iCal Format

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Neil Bartlett

BJ Hargrave

"Android is so hot right now!" But what about OSGi? Google's recently announced Android mobile phone platform has everyone all abuzz. It has a VM for applications but it is not a "proper" Java VM and does not have a standard JRE. What does this mean for running the OSGi Service Platform along with bundles on Android? This talk will explore the OSGi on Android topic and give feedback on the speaker's efforts to get OSGi implementations up and running on the Android SDK.

Neil is a Java developer and consultant specialising in Eclipse RCP and OSGi, in particular their use in large enterprise settings. Recently he has helped a number of financial institutions with their adoption of RCP and evangelises the use of the RCP/OSGi technology platform for both client and server-side development.

BJ Hargrave is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM Lotus with over 20 years of experience as an IBM software architect and developer. His focus is small computer operating systems (kernels, file systems, development tools, application binary interface specifications) and Java technology. He holds multiple patents for JVM performance improvements and is the IBM expert and lead architect for OSGi technologies. BJ holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Miami. BJ has been a leader in the development of the OSGi technology since its inception and was named an OSGi Fellow in 2002 for his technical contributions and leadership in the OSGi Alliance. He is currently CTO of the OSGi Alliance and chair of the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group. BJ is also a committer on the Eclipse Equinox project.

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