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Gemini - Helping Shape the Future of Enterprise Java

Mike Keith (Oracle )

Making With Eclipse · Standard (25 mins)
Monday, 14:00, 25 minutes | Grand Ballroom

Tags: Committer And Contributor , JavaEE , Runtime
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The advantages of loose coupling and explicit dependency management are generally accepted and the technologies that provide these characteristics have become more valuable. While modularization of both infrastructure and applications has always been a desirable thing, Java EE applications have traditionally been bound to a full-blown application server. The Enterprise Modules project (nicknamed Gemini) is a new Eclipse project that undertakes to provide a collection of Java EE-based technologies as a suite of independent modules. In this talk we will describe the relationship between Java EE and OSGi, and discuss what the Gemini project is doing in this area. We will detail its relationship to the standards and highlight the role it is playing in implementing a next generation of Java EE architectures. We will go over the various components of the project and show how they can be used by applications and tools alike.

Mike Keith has been a distributed systems and persistence expert for almost 20 years, and has teaching, research and development experience in these and other areas. He co-lead the expert group that produced the first release of JPA and co-authored the premier JPA reference book, Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API, recently followed up with Pro JPA 2: Mastering the Java Persistence API. He represented Oracle on numerous expert groups and specifications, including JSR 316 working on Java EE 6 and JSR 317 working on JPA 2.0. He currently works at Oracle as an architect for Java and persistence strategies and participates in the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group helping to create specifications to allow enterprise applications to be created on top of OSGi frameworks.