In this talk I would like to share my story. In particular, about how I made the transition from the world of Physics to the one of OSGi. I have a PhD in Particle and Astroparticle Physics, and when I first arrived at Data In Motion Consulting GmbH, less than a year ago, I had never heard about Eclipse, OSGi, Microservices, Modular Infrastructure, Automated Builds etc.
It was a big change for me, but also an exciting challenge, which has not stopped surprising me.
It was not easy. When I started working on my first tasks I had to familiarize with a complete new terminology and a lot of different technologies, which I had never used before.
Since then I have had the chance to work with a lot of framework technologies, such as the OSGi with its numerous Specifications, Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and Eclipse RCP. I started to understand the potential of such technologies and the benefit they could bring to modern applications.