A Brief Introduction
This is the first in a series of blog posts that will attempt to demystify OSGi and demonstrate how it enables the creation of modular web applications. We will explore various aspects of the technology along with the challenges of using this technology. I encourage you to join in the discussion by posting any comments about your own experiences or challenges you have faced developing OSGi applications. We start with the assumption that we understand what OSGi is and the specific modularity problem it tries to solve. Here are some resources you can visit to read up on this.
- http://neilbartlett.name/blog/2008/06/06/what-is-osgi-for/ – this one talks about the problem space
- http://www.infoq.com/interviews/osgi-adrian-colyer – this one brings Spring and OSGi together
Turn on the ignition
Lets get started. This first post will show you how to launch an OSGi framework and how you can interact with it. You will first need to have a JDK installed. I recommend the Sun JDK. You then need an OSGi implementation. Continue reading