Posts tagged with "Open Source"
October 2015 marked my 7th anniversary with EclipseSource. For seven years I’ve been working remotely for an amazing company! For those of you who don’t know me, I live and work in Victoria British Columbia (Canada), an 18 hour trip — across 9 time zones — to the EclipseSource headquarters in Karlsruhe (Germany), where most of my team works. Obviously [...]
Two months ago the OSGi JAX-RS was released in Version 2.0. Today I’m proud to announce Version 2.1. In addition to minor improvements, a new feature was added based on the work of Dirk Lecluse. It’s now possible to register @Provider annotated objects as OSGi services. The @Provider annotation is used to register custom de/serialization. Now [...]
Last week I talked to a fellow developer, Frank Appel, about Mockito. We’ve been using this mocking library for over a year. We both agreed that of all the innovations we’ve tried in the last year or so, Mockito has boosted our coding productivity the most. With this blog series we want to share our [...]
The Linux Foundation just published a report with metrics about who and how much is contributing to the Linux kernel. As an Eclipse committer I found this insight into the kernel ecosystem fascinating. Below are couple of data points that got my interest. Comparing kernel development over the last year (release 2.6.30 with 2.6.22): development speed [...]
I was really impressed with this article from today’s NY Times: Netflix Competitors Learn the Power of Teamwork I was particularly fond of this quote: The biggest lesson learned, according to members of the two top teams, was the power of collaboration. It was not a single insight, algorithm or concept that allowed both teams [...]
There is an interesting op-ed in today’s NY Times from the venerable Robert Cringley: Chrome vs. Bing vs. You and Me Cringley implicitly asserts that neither Google nor Microsoft are going to innovate in the interest of You and Me and sadly, I think this is all-to-often true in ‘big-time, big-money’ corporate software. First and [...]
The Eclipse Foundation organized an Open Source Strategy Summit in conjunction with EclipseCon, only open to member companies. The day was packed with interesting presentations on Open Source Business models, Licensing, Open Source case studies and an outstanding presentation by Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond. His presentation was on Open Source adoption and his research is very encouraging for the Eclipse community and our EclipseSource offerings. The little presentation on moving RAP to Open Source that I gave is public to everyone and is talking about some of the challenges working in the open - specifically in the context of Eclipse. You can view it online just below.