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!