Thursday, January 30, 2014

enRoute Principles

I am currently writing the principles of the enRoute project, which will be a precursor to the architecture. This will all become a chapter in the enRoute book. Since we will run the enRoute project in the open I will therefore use this blog to publish sections from this document in the coming weeks. I actively seek feedback, you can comment in github issues and do not hesitate to propose your own subjects or chapters.

Now principles of software is a huge territory. Despite feeling that I have some credentials after writing software for 40 years it still feels a bit presumptuous to make an attempt to define these principles. However, looking around me I see a lot of cases where working from shared principles could make a huge difference.

In software a situation is rarely black and white. In almost all cases there are many forces at play, sometimes directly opposite each other, that make some solutions more desirable than others. So in the upcoming blogs the principles of different aspects of software development are discussed. Not with the intent to provide black  and white rules but only with the hope that the forces for that aspect are understood and recognized.

So despite feeling a bit nervous I am going to try to put these principles down hoping that I get a lot of feedback so together we can come to a common understanding (if only to understand the different trade offs that come into play). So watch this space (or unsubscribe now).

Peter Kriens

Monday, January 13, 2014

OSGi DevCon 2014 - The Big Apple

We are pleased to announce OSGi DevCon 2014 will be taking place in New York June 11 to 13, 2014 so be sure to save the dates. Full details are available on the conference website.

OSGi DevCon 2014 will be co-located with QCon New York and is being held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (Map).

This is an exciting new venue for OSGi DevCon and is the first time we will visit the Big Apple.

The co-location with QCon means that delegates to OSGi DevCon will also have the opportunity to take part in QCon New York conference sessions and join their social events - the Welcome Party, Exhibitors Reception and the Meet and Greet Reception.

We're excited to bring OSGi DevCon to New York, which also gives us a chance to share the OSGi content, including OSGi tutorials and case studies, with the QCon New York attendees.

Call For Presentations

The OSGi DevCon 2014 Call For Presentations is NOW OPEN. The deadline for submissions is 28 Feb 2014 so don't delay and get your submissions in to us as soon as you can.

We are looking for submissions in the form of presentations, panel sessions, tutorials and BOFs and expect to provide content for those new to or just starting out with OSGi along with plenty of interesting material for the more experienced.

Particular topics of interest for submissions include:
  • Case studies of OSGi in use in embedded, enterprise or desktop
  • Tools and frameworks that improve the OSGi experience
  • OSGi in the Cloud and its use in IoT and M2M are also encouraged
Full details on how to make a submission are provided on the conference web site.


Registration for the Conference is also open and we encourage you to book early as the rates for attending increase each month in the run up to the event.  The first early bird rate ends this Friday (18 Jan). You can find pricing and details of how to register online.

Conference Hotel

A discounted delegate rate to stay at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge where the conference is located is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Details on pricing and how to book can be found here.

About QCon

QCon was launched in 2007 by InfoQ and has hosted over 12,000 attendees at their worldwide series of conference held in London, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Beijing, Chengdu, Shaghai and Sao Paulo.  Further background information on QCon is available from


If you have any questions about OSGi DevCon 2014 please contact the OSGi DevCon 2014 Program Committee by email.

We hope to see you in New York in June.