Bertrand Delacretaz works as a Senior Developer in the Enterprise R&D team of Adobe Systems Inc (www.day.com), using open source tools to create world-class content management systems and frameworks. Bertrand is an active member and current director of the Apache Software Foundation, involved in a number of Apache projects as a committer, PMC member and incubation mentor.
Open innovation means combining internal and external ideas, and internal and external paths to market, to advance a company's technology.
The parallels should be obvious, yet people don't always think as open source as an enabler for open innovation. Open source, if done right, brings many external eyeballs and fast feedback to the software development process.
We will show how those eyeballs and feedback can make a huge difference in a company's potential for innovation, and as a result provide compelling arguments for moving large parts of your software development efforts to open source, as Day Software (now part of Adobe) started doing a few years ago.
The simple tutorial RESTful server application presented in this talk aims to demonstrate that the average Java developer can actually use OSGi, and greatly benefit from it. It is built from scratch based on a set of standard and custom OSGi services, in a simple and understandable way.
Taking advantage of a number of build plugins and runtime tools provided by the Apache Felix and Apache Sling projects allows us to write little code in our example application, while exposing the advantages of an OSGi-based architecture in a simple and convincing way.
Our walkthrough of the example application will give developers a way to get started with OSGi, without getting bogged in unnecessary details.
PANELISTS INCLUDE Debbie Moynihan of FuseSource, Ross Turk of Talend, Kevin Carson of Hewlett-Packard, and Bertrand Delacretaz of Adobe Systems.