Open Source Tag

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 I don't make this commute very often. But this is only one...

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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 you can implement a custom MessageBodyWriter, MessageBodyReader, ContextResolver or ExceptionMapper,...

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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 experiences with Mockito. You see that I used the word...

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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 is increasing (patches per release: 50-100% up, lines of change per day:...

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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 formost, companies are interested to achieve ever higher ROI for their shareholders. This...

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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....

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