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Cost of OSGI vs benefit

 
Stephane Clinckart
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Hi,

I'm addict to the OSGI concept.

But... in 2010 with the crisis... all customers ask to deliver the code for no money yesterday.
How to explain in this situation I want to add the OSGI concept there???

Most of the customer now expect we (IT) deliver in the way guys working with play framework does.

How to be competitor in this situation???

Thanks.

Stephane
 
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You're right. It is tough to compete. I think that hacking away without OSGi can seem quicker in the short term. And a shortsighted customer will fall for that. But I think OSGi helps you in terms of testability, modularity, maintainability, reusability and dynamic updating. I'm sure others could add to this list.
 
Stephane Clinckart
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Paul VanderLei wrote:You're right. It is tough to compete. I think that hacking away without OSGi can seem quicker in the short term. And a shortsighted customer will fall for that. But I think OSGi helps you in terms of testability, modularity, maintainability, reusability and dynamic updating. I'm sure others could add to this list.


For sure... I'm convinced... but customers are more and more thinking differently... because they have smaller budget... and don't think about all these benefits... because there hierachy ask them to do more with less money in less time.

I call this kind of development CMDD. (Cheap Money Driven Development) :-)

Stephane
 
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Most of the times the person who is responsible for the IT budget is totally clueless about the technology and the benefits that it could offer. There is no point in explaining about the benefits of technology to such people. Being in the technical track, we developers are required to update oursevles on the latest tools and frameworks with chances of working on that particular technology being not imminent.
 
Vyas Sanzgiri
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Depends on the project and how well you can convey to the team and managers. They should also be receptive to ideas. Last but not the least - it should make sense to use OSGi
 
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