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 @http://​helpx​.adobe​.com/​m​a​r​k​e​t​i​n​g​-​c​l​o​u​d​/​e​x​p​e​r​i​e​n​c​e​-​m​a​n​a​g​e​r​.​h​tml

Links to pre­sen­ta­tions on SlideShare: