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Ludwigsburg Eclipse DemoCamp

I had the pleasure of attending the Ludwigsburg DemoCamp last night graciously hosted by WeigleWilczek (thank you Jörn).

Ed Merks, Ian Skerret and I had the pleasure of hearing talks from:

  • Heiko Seeberger, The Power of OSGi
  • Frank Gerhardt, Dynamische Server mit Eclipse Equinox
  • Markus Kopf, Jazz and fancy stuff

I think Frank did a really good job in explaining the power of OSGi via a simple MOTD web services demo. I tend to find that when people first come across OSGi, they don’t understand the power that dynamic updates can bring to your applications. When you see it happening live with a demo of bundles coming, going and being updated… you sit back and say… ya… that’s cool! I think we need to have more simple examples like the one Frank showed to help lower the learning barrier with OSGi.

To end the democamp, there was a vodka tasting:

I think after a few too many vodka tastings… I was trying to argue that vodka was invented in Poland, not Russia. I don’t remember how it came up, but things like that do sometimes 🙂

In the end, I had a great time in Germany (like always). I’m grateful to our kind German hosts for putting up such great events like Eclipse Summit Europe and the democamp. Thank you and I hope to see everyone next year!