Microkernel architectures have long been used in operating systems, but a few years ago the term started gaining popularity in the Java ecosystem from vendors ike JBoss. This post by Francois Orsini explores the benefits of the Microkernel architecture, specifically applied to the Java platform using the Apache Derby project as a case study. Read Francois's post on 'Apache Derby Case Study: Benefits of a Microkernel architecture' http://blogs.sun.com/FrancoisOrsini/entry/apache_derby_and_the_benefits