Everything You Need To Know About Open Services For Lifecycle Integration


The Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) specification set makes tool integration easier throughout the software development lifecycle. In a diversified tools environment, OSLC facilitates the building of large-scale and readily maintenance integrations. OSLC-compliant tools make it easier to maintain tool integrations from many suppliers.

The community was formed in order to define a set of specifications that would allow software development to be integrated. It has expanded to include topics like Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), IT Operations, and others. The goal is to make life easier for both users and providers of tools by making it easy for them to collaborate.

The Targets Of OSLC

Using Linked Data, Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) provides the interoperability of shared resources described as RDF across domains.

The goal of the program is to develop a set of web services specifications for products, services, and other tools that support all aspects of the software and product lifecycle.

OSLC represents a new way of thinking about how development teams are provided with software development tool capabilities. It eliminates the complication of many tool integrations and allows data to be used by ALL tools without having to duplicate it.

 OSLC provides a mechanism for multiple tools to interface and integrates their data without having to worry about vendor-specific implementations by offering a standard interface for numerous tools.

OSLC Providers are “web services” that provide functionality, capacity, and data to the software development tool.

How OSLC Incorporation Works ?

OSLC guidelines give a standard technique for establishing integrations independent of product APIs by utilizing the concept of linked data and WWW protocols. OSLC specifications eliminate tool incompatibilities and allow users to be free of product or version restrictions.

OSLC protocols remove barriers between tools by eliminating the need to map data types between applications and synchronize data in an independent, integration-specific data store. As a result, you can access product data directly and in real-time. Finally, OSLC simplifies data access by eliminating the need for complicated installations or configurations that other integrations frequently necessitate.

How Is It Made Available ?

The OSLC is open in the sense that anyone can join. Participants must sign the IPR policies to assure irrevocability in order to participate in the specification development OASIS TCs. The specifications are available under a Creative Commons license and can be used by anybody.

Open source efforts for constructing an OSLC reference implementation and test suites for multiple programming languages and frameworks are supporting the OSLC endeavor.

  • The OSLC Specifications are concerned with the interaction of systems rather than the performance of the technologies themselves.
  • OSLC implementations are generally linked, so that data is linked rather than synced or copied.
  • The OSLC concept of input and output systems and data is used.
  • Data is represented as resources, each of which has a unique URI.
  • An OSLC link is a URI that connects one resource to another.
  • OSLC systems may have assigned web interface designs that other systems can use.

SodiusWillert OSLC Services For Engineering Data Management

SodiusWillert develops software to facilitate engineering data traceability, exchange, and sharing. SodiusWillert develops tools to help engineers improve complex systems engineering processes and interconnected design toolchains.  Their services involve providing cross-artifact linkage, traceability, and impact analysis by connecting your engineering data with the OSLC standard.

SodiusWillert software solutions are the result of the merger of two software engineering firms. They improve engineering data traceability, exchange, and sharing. This is on top of its software development activities, particularly in the realm of embedded systems. The organization will be able to integrate technical information, such as bedded software, integrating systems, and software, from system requirements and models to the bill of material.

SodiusWillert’s solutions are used in a variety of industries around the world, including Aeronautics, Space, Automotive, Defense, Medical, and Information Systems.