Java SE 9 and the Application Server

Java SE 9 has just been announced with it's major feature of modularity, also known as Jigsaw. If you listen to Oracle, you would think that moving to this totally different JDK and JRE is as simple as writing your first "Hello World!" program. Depending on your application's needs, it may turn out to be this straight-forward. But, as we continue to experiment with this new Java SE 9 paradigm, we are discovering several hiccups, hurdles, and surprises.

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Scaling up development of a modular code base

OSGi offers developers excellent tools for creating modular applications. We have come to have a good understanding of the runtime impact of modularity, but less have been spoken of the impact of modularity on the development process.

This talk will discuss the details of moving a large OSGi project from a single monolithic codebase to multiple repositories in terms of the development process. We will present the impact of modularisation on source control, continuous integration, code reviews, IDEs and public discussion on chat/email.

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CDI and OSGi: So happy together!

CDI is a cornerstone of JavaEE development. The OSGi Alliance's Enterprise Expert Group has undertaken to develop a specification for how CDI should interact with the OSGi framework and service registry. This talk will review the current progress of this specification and try to lightly demonstrate it's utility.

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