No Huddle Offense

"Individual commitment to a group effort-that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."

OCCI needs your help (well kind of)

April 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on OCCI needs your help (well kind of)

The OCCI working group is currently heavily discussing stuff on the mailing-list. We are trying to create an API for ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ based Clouds. So please come join and help out. Many others already have and some interesting work is going on!

Sun Cloud API

April 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on Sun Cloud API

Lew Tucker describes the Sun Cloud API:

Another wordle cloud

April 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on Another wordle cloud

example

Time for another wordle…1 2

If you want to creat one on your own you can do it online of offline.

A "hype free" approach to Cloud computing

April 17th, 2009 • 2 Comments

McKinsey & Co. released a report which they claim to be ‘a "hype free" approach starting with the most basic question of what a "cloud" actually is.’:


http://uptimeinstitute.org/content/view/353/319

A Dozen OSGi Myths and Misconceptions

April 16th, 2009 • Comments Off on A Dozen OSGi Myths and Misconceptions

Craig Walls (author of the book Modular Java) has written a nice entry about OSGi and myths around it: http://java.dzone.com/articles/dozen-osgi-myths-and.

He works around these 12 topics and bust most of the myths (except one):

  1. OSGi is too complex
  2. OSGi is too heavyweight
  3. OSGi isn’t a "standard"
  4. OSGi is too new
  5. OSGi isn’t ready for the "real world"
  6. There aren’t many OSGi tools
  7. OSGi is for Eclipse users
  8. OSGi is a solution looking for a problem
  9. I can get modularity without OSGi
  10. OSGi is difficult to test
  11. OSGi doesn’t have a cool name
  12. There are no books on OSGi

I fully agree with his thoughts.  Even when it comes to the name…To be honest OSGi is really not that ‘cool’ 🙂

Another nice quote:


Siemens Medical Solutions and ProSyst Software developed
solutions for maintenance of medical devices in the area of image
management systems using OSGi. (I love this example because the cliché
criteria for how established a technology is if you’d use it to launch
rockets or save lives.)