Archive for January, 2010

Polyglot OSGi in February

Posted: January 28, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

The Lambda Lounge February meeting is just one week away! This month (Feb 4th), Matt Stine will be traveling to St. Louis to talk about Polyglot OSGi:

One of the greatest benefits of OSGi is its firewall-esque encapsulation of implementation details. The only traffic that gets in or out is the traffic that you explicitly specify, otherwise all bets are off. The aspiring polyglot can bring in the right tool for the right job by hiding it behind OSGi services as an “implementation detail,” provided that only Java language types are exported. The talk will look at the pros and cons of this approach, experiment with Groovy, Clojure, and Scala in an OSGI container, and also look at the “gotchas” involved along the way.

In other words, you can totally use OSGi to implement your own component in whatever cool language you want and throw it over the wall to those dopes next door using Java. Unless they do it to you first. Wait…maybe they already have!

As usual, the meeting starts at 6 pm at the Appistry office at 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141. This month’s meeting is sponsored by NetEffects. Thanks!


St. Louis Innovation Camp

Posted: January 9, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

I wanted to put some info up here about the upcoming St. Louis Innovation Camp. Brian Blanchard contacted me about this last year and has been working hard at putting the pieces in place. This thing is gonna be awesome.

The idea is to bring together all kinds of people interested in startups – business, marketing, developers, whoever for a weekend focused on building new companies in St. Louis. The event will include a training series, an innovator’s cup for the best ideas, and workshops about how to take an idea and turn it into a company.

The St. Louis Innovation Camp will be held Feb. 26-28th at UMSL and the cost to attend is $50. If you’re interested in sponsoring, speaking, or helping out please drop an email to If you want to attend:

Register Now!!

January meeting CANCELED!

Posted: January 6, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

Due to the bad weather, I am canceling the January meeting on January 7th. We will reschedule the Erlang and GPars talks for later months. February 4th will still be Matt Stine’s Polyglot OSGi talk. See you there!