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Why is ODL written in Java?

asked 2014-10-06 05:33:05 -0700

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updated 2014-12-16 10:41:18 -0700

Specifically, why was Java used as the programming language for the OpenDaylight?

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answered 2014-12-16 10:39:28 -0700

The Cisco folks who originally contributed large chunks of the controller project (a subset of ODL) had a lot to do with the decision to use Java. Specifically, Madhu Venugopal (who wrote a lot of that code while he was at Cisco) told me that he wanted a statically typed language and support for hot-swapping components (provided by OSGi).

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