[cdi-dev] Time to start working on CDI lite
ggastald at redhat.com
Sat Aug 29 16:05:39 EDT 2015
About JBoss Forge, our goal is to reduce the startup time. As Forge runs
under a modular runtime (Furnace), each add-on is loaded based on another
special add-on type container (eg. CDI or simple, with no support for
@Inject). We profiled our application and discovered (among several things)
that one bottleneck is the startup of several Weld instances.
The Forge team is not giving up on Weld, as we know that the Weld team is
already working hard on improving and providing options to minimize boot
time along with CDI 2.0 features.
On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Antonio Goncalves <
antonio.goncalves at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With my strong Java EE background, sentences like "IMO CDI lite should be
> targeted to Java SE", hurt ;o)
> I remember talking with the JAX-RS guys (Java EE), years ago (back in
> EE6), and their answer for not adopting CDI was "too heavy". Today, a JBoss
> project called JBoss Forge (Java SE) is "dumping" CDI from its internals
> because it's too slow (George, could you develop a bit more this topic?).
> What do these two projects have in common ? They just need a "light"
> dependency injection framework. I was talking to the Forge guys (I think it
> was Lincoln) and, basically, they just need @Inject, @Qualifier and
> @Produces (the missing one).
> My question is : do we need a CDI Lite, or do we need a "fatter" @Inject
> (for both SE and EE) ? I think that if we manage to move producers (and
> disposers) to JSR 330, then CDI would do the rest, no need for a Ligther
> WDYT ?
> PS : With Antoine we talked to Juergen (co-spec lead od 330) and Patrick
> Curran (JCP Chair man) and it looks like another lead could take over 330
> (I'm imagining RedHat talking the Lead role on 330). Even a maintenance
> release would be doable
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Antoine Sabot-Durand <
> antoine at sabot-durand.net> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> CDI lite is one of the big feature we are expected to deliver for version
>> 2.0. I think it's time to start discussing about its design.
>> The big picture is to provide a consistent subset of CDI that could be
>> implemented like Dagger is (code generated with process annotation). This
>> would allow using CDI in constrained environment like mobile or embedded
>> IMO CDI lite should be targeted to Java SE (I don't think it would make
>> sense for Java EE). So, from a specification perspective, we''l probably
>> have to split core part in 2 and se part as well (gosh).
>> I'm not sure regarding API. today they only weight 72 KB, so creating a
>> subset only for the sake of the weight doesn't make sense. the only reason
>> would be to have something clearer for the end user. but that could be
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