Nov 04, 2013


Posted by Carsten Ziegeler

The OSGi community event co-located with the EclipseCon Europe 2013 is just over. Nearly 600 attendees experienced the latest and greatest in the Eclipse world and the OSGi ecosystem. As a member of the OSGi Alliance, events like these offer a great opportunity for us at Adobe to present our heavy involvement in OSGi. We had five very well attended presentations from three Adobe employees showing our love for OSGi and what we're doing with it. You can view three of these presentations on SlideShare via the links at the bottom of this post. 

Adobe Research Switzerland, Adobe's office in Basel, takes a leading role in this area with providing Adobe's representatives on the OSGi Board and taking an active role in shaping the future of OSGi by participating in the OSGi Core Platform and Enterprise Expert groups.

Apart from promoting OSGi the presentations at the OSGi community event further emphasized Adobe's involvement in open source, especially in projects from the Apache Software Foundation. Most of the developers working for Adobe Basel are active committee members of famous Apache projects like Apache Felix, Apache Jackrabbit or Apache Sling - and this is just a selection of the open source participation.

In my first session "Monitoring OSGi Applications with the Web Console" I presented the Apache Felix web console and how it can be used to manage and monitor an OSGi based web application. The talk together with David Bosschaert about "What's cool in the new and updated OSGi specs (DS, Cloud and more)" covered much of the exciting spec work we're doing within the expert groups for the upcoming R6 release in 2014. The updated Http Admin and Declarative Service specifications are mainly driven by Adobe.

In my third talk "Distributed Eventing in OSGi" I covered the new RFP for distributed eventing together with some of the use cases that went into this RFP. Cloud, distributing computing and eventing are hot topics and will define large parts of the future spec work within the alliance.

Dragos Dascalita Haut presented "The OSGi world of REST" and Satya Maheshwari talked about "Robust collaboration services with OSGi". These five presentations provided a little insight into where and how OSGi and open source are used throughout Adobe. Hope you enjoy these updates, don't forget if you have any questions on AEM I invite you to join in our AEM community forums @  

Links to presentations on SlideShare: