Jamie Goodyear to Present “Apache Karaf In The Trenches” at OSGi DevCon


Savoir Technologies is proud to announce that our Computer Systems Analyst, Jamie Goodyear, will be presenting a session entitled “Apache Karaf in the trenches” at OSGi DevCon 2013 – an OSGi conference co-located with EclipseCon Boston 2013.


Apache Karaf is a small, light weight server side OSGi runtime environment, that has been gaining in popularity in the Apache and OSGi community. The shift towards using OSGi environments has introduced new challenges to architects, developers, and operators in building and deploying these systems. In this session I will share some of my experiences in developing, deploying, and maintaining OSGi based software systems among Global 2000 companies targeting the Apache Karaf runtime environment.

The talk will be broken down into three sections:

  • A brief introduction to Apache Karaf
  • Best practices in deployment
  • Best practices for developing applications

“I’m excited for this opportunity to share my Apache Karaf experience with the OSGi community. Wether you’re working with a few bundles or scaling up to multi-datacenter work loads Apache Karaf can power your environment.”

Jamie Goodyear is an open source advocate, Apache developer, and computer systems analyst; he has designed, critiqued, and supported architectures for large organizations worldwide. He has worked in systems administration, software quality assurance, and senior software developer roles for businesses from ranging from small start-ups to international corporations. He has attained committer status on Apache Karaf, Servicemix, and Felix, and is a Project Management Committee member on Apache Karaf. Recently he co-authored Packt Publishing’s “OSGi Starter – The essential guide to modular development with OSGi for the serious application developer” along with Savoir’s Johan Edstrom. Currently he divides his time between providing high-level reviews of architectures,mentoring developers and administrators with SOA deployments, and helping to grow the Apache community.

Savoir Technologies Inc® is an industry leader for open source solutions, especially in the SOA and JavaEE space. Companies of all sizes and industries are turning to open source solutions for reliable and cost-effective measures to increase performance, reliability, and flexibility. Savoir brings its staff’s experience with committership on many of the Apache services stack projects and lessons learned from being in the trenches with Global 2000 clients.

OSGi DevCon 2013 will be co-located with EclipseCon in Boston, Massachusetts between March 25 to 28. The conference will allow the OSGi community to gather to meet, greet, share ideas and experiences.

EclipseCon is a premium technology conference with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. It is four-day annual conference involving companies and individuals producing and using Eclipse technology. The conference includes a day of tutorials followed by three days of sessions, evening BoFs, receptions, integrated exhibits, and more.