ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Diversity, When Not Playing Life on Easy – Nick Burch

Diversity, When Not Playing Life on Easy – Nick Burch

Diversity and inclusion are becoming hot topics within our open source communities and industry, but for those of us “playing life on easy”, the subject and impact can be harder to “get”.

Like many people who used to play life on easy, I’ve had some blind spots around diversity and inclusion. I only discovered these through working on projects, communities and support at the ASF, and by moving to a new country!

Now it is my mission to help others see the light, learn for themselves, and through that build better open source communities. I’ll be sharing what I learnt, giving resources, and specific takeaway actions.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Easy Offline-First Web Apps with PouchDB, Electron, and React – Rod Cope

Easy Offline-First Web Apps with PouchDB, Electron, and React – Rod Cope

Offline-first web application development leads to faster apps and a better user experience, but is it realistic? It’s hard enough to think about “mobile-first”. And what if your code needs to run on a smart phone, in a browser, and as an installed desktop application? Do you really have time to implement “offline-first” for all these platforms and their variants? Thanks to a combination of open source packages including PouchDB, Electron, and React, it’s now possible to write one offline-first web application that runs everywhere. In this session, Rod Cope will demonstrate how even complex transactions are possible in this new world of high performance, user-friendly, run anywhere, network-optional web apps.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – If You Build It, They Won’t Come – Ruth Suehle

If You Build It, They Won’t Come – Ruth Suehle

Good code isn’t enough for a successful open source project. First of all, only you know how to use what you’ve made. Maybe it’s time for a little UI and UX help? At the very least some documentation! Next, how is anyone else going to find what you’ve created? And that’s only the beginning. Ruth Suehle, manager of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards community leadership team, will take you through examples of the best and the worst, from projects large and small, to help you see what you need beyond your code to build a successful open source project and community.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Microservices with Apache Karaf and Apache CXF: Practical Experience – Andrei Shakirin

Microservices with Apache Karaf and Apache CXF: Practical Experience – Andrei Shakirin

Today Microservices architecture is widely recognized and accepted by a lot of development teams. At the same time the people realize that this architecture has some restrictions and challenges.

Interesting that Microservices and OSGi architectures are very close. The talk will analyse the core ideas of both architectures and shows the benefits provided by the OSGi Eco system for Microservices developer.

Based on practical experience, the presenter will demonstrate the best engineering practices in design and development Microservices with Apache Karaf (powered by OSGi) including modularity, resilience, continuous delivery and testability.

One important aspect of Microservices architecture is communication using lightweight mechanisms. Apache CXF is the perfect choice for this. The talk will show how to design, secure, customize and document your Microservices APIs using Apache CXF

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – OSGi for Outsiders – Milen Dyankov

OSGi for Outsiders – Milen Dyankov

OSGi has evolved and matured beyond recognition over the last few years. It’s now easier than ever before, to build dynamic, modular Java applications to address the challenges imposed by ever growing and constantly changing business requirements. Despite that, OSGi seems to be far from receiving the appreciation it deserves.

In this talk I’d like to go over what OSGi community is (not) doing to attract “outsiders”. I’d argue it can do better. Based on observations and conversation from the last 2 years trying to advocate for OSGi among Java developers, I’ll try to position OSGi it in today’s reality of microservices, containers, automation, Java 9, … and bring the perspective of an “outsider” together with all the presumptions, fallacies and promises. Finally I’d like to share some ideas about addressing those, promote relevant OSGi parts and perhaps make it more attractive.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – How I Built an Access Management System Using Java and Apache Directory Fortress – Shawn McKinney

How I Built an Access Management System Using Java and Apache Directory Fortress – Shawn McKinney


This session describes the rationale for the Apache Fortress project. It examines requirements, specifications and designs for Access Management use cases. There will be an overview of the Apache Directory Fortress project along with a demo at the end.

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ApacheCon Seville 2016 – Will the Apache Maturity Model Save Your Project? – Bertrand Delacretaz

Will the Apache Maturity Model Save Your Project? – Bertrand Delacretaz


The Apache Project Maturity Model ( http://s.apache.org/maturity-model ) was written to help explain how Apache projects work, in a modular way that allows it to be adopted partially by projects who operate outside of Apache. Will that model help save your fledgling project, or is that just a set of boring rules? Describing the reasoning behind the model’s items, with concrete examples from successful Apache projects, will help us find out and apply the model to our own projects in a helpful way.

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