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Java 9 Modules: The Duke Yet Lives That OSGi Shall Depose

I will be speaking at JavaOne for the first time today! In the meantime, watch my previous talk “Java 9 Modules: The Duke Yet Lives That OSGi Shall Depose” that I gave at JavaZone 2017 in Oslo recently. (Slides are here.)

Errata: The phrase “OSGi does not help to avoid loading constraints violation” at 24:24 is not correct. OSGi has the “uses constraints” feature to address the problem, though that feature itself has its own drawbacks. For instance, it is not mandatory in OSGi, so a developer may describe “uses constraints” inappropriately in the bundle manifest file and get the LinkageError only at run time.