Gemini - Helping Shape the Future of Enterprise Java
Shaun Smith (Oracle )
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 an 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 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.
Shaun Smith is a Principal Product Manager for Oracle TopLink and an active member of the Eclipse community. He\'s Ecosystem Development Lead for the EclipseLink project and a committer on the Eclipse Gemini Enterprise Modules, and the Dali Java Persistence Tools projects. He’s currently working on OSGi persistence and Oracle TopLink Grid, which integrates Oracle Coherence with EclipseLink JPA to provide \'JPA on the Grid\'.