Special Triple Treats from the OSGi Alliance Expert Group!

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OSGi Alliance Expert Group is coming to town!!

Come and meet members of the OSGi Alliance Expert Group. See and hear 2 of the members, Raymond and BJ, present 3 special topics. Don't forget to bring your OSGi questions with you too if you have any.

OSGi Alliance website: https://www.osgi.org/

If you are new to OSGi, you can find out more about them here:


1) OSGi CDI Integration Specification (Speaker: Raymond Augé)

The OSGi Alliance has developed a specification describing integration between OSGi and CDI. The combination of these two powerful development technologies opens the door to new possibilities. This talk will walk through the most essential features of the specification and show some code and running examples.

2) Building OSGi Projects with Bnd in Maven (Speaker: Raymond Augé)

The Bndtools.org team has spent a number of years focused on improving support for OSGi development in Maven. This talk will demonstrate the latest innovations demonstrating features such as quick setup, minimal configuration, use of bundle annotations, BOM support, testing and running.

3) Promises in Java: Using Promises to recover from failures (Speaker: BJ Hargrave)

Communications is error prone. Connections time out, servers fail to respond, returned data can be incomplete or corrupted. Bnd, the OSGi tooling project, has an HttpClient class which is used for communications including with remote repositories like Maven/Nexus and P2 repositories. The Bnd CI builds started having significant failures due to communications problems with the Eclipse download servers, so with some light code restructuring, I was able to add retry support to HttpClient using the Promises package from OSGi.

This session will take a look at the Promises package and how it was easily used to recover from communications failures.



Raymond Augé (@rotty3000)

Raymond is a Sr. Software Architect at Liferay, Inc. As an Apache Software Foundation member and PMC of Apache Aries, Apache Felix and Apache Geronimo projects, committer on the Bndtools.org project, committer and company representative at the Eclipse Foundation and OSGi Alliance Board member and Enterprise Expert Group co-chair, Ray demonstrates a strong passion for open source and open standards.

BJ Hargrave (@bjhargrave)

BJ is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM. He leads the development of OSGi technology since its inception and is currently CTO of the OSGi Alliance and chair of the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group. He is also a committer on the Eclipse Equinox project and the Bndtools project.