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Learn
  • Discover the basic tenets of the Open Services Gateway initiative and modular programming
  • Deploy and manage your OSGi applications in a runtime container
  • Gain familiarity with OSGi tooling
  • Understand the Bundle as the most basic layer of OSGI modularity
  • Master the OSGi Lifecycle model for modular code
  • Gain exposure to key OSGi patterns such as Whiteboard and Extender
  • Find more information and supporting communities for OSGi developers
About

OSGi is a tried and true modularity standard for Java. It has in recent years gained a lot of traction and tooling; becoming frequently used in Enterprise containers and distributed software systems.

"Instant OSGi Starter" is where you should start before beginning your first OSGi based project. You’ll be exposed to the core concepts, gain practical experience with the most important features, and learn about the basic tenets of modular code practices.

This book begins with the fundamental tools needed for building modular applications, top features with basic tenets of modular core practices and provides useful insights into resources and the community.

As this book progresses you will be able to get started programming in OSGi whilst looking at the default three layer design so the application will be architected towards modularity and simplicity.

Through exploring several tools and technologies and browsing the communities you will be able to work towards modular programming in OSGi.

Features
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Learn what can be done with OSGi and what it can bring to your development structure
  • Build your first application and deploy to an OSGi runtime that simplifies your experience
  • Discover an uncomplicated, conversational approach to learning OSGi for building and deploying modular applications
Page Count 58
Course Length 1 hours 44 minutes
ISBN 9781849519939
Date Of Publication 24 Jan 2013

Authors

Jamie Goodyear

Jamie Goodyear is an open source advocate, Apache developer, and computer systems analyst with Savoir Technologies. He has designed, critiqued, and supported architectures for large organizations worldwide.

Jamie holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Jamie has worked in systems administration, software quality assurance, and senior software developer roles for businesses ranging from small start-ups to international corporations. He has attained committer status on Apache Karaf, Servicemix, and Felix and is a project management committee member on Apache Karaf. His first print publication was co-authoring Packt Publishing's Instant OSGi Starter, followed by co-authoring Packt Publishing's Learning Apache Karaf, and Packt Publishing's Apache Karaf Cookbook.

Currently, he divides his time between providing high-level reviews of architectures, mentoring developers and administrators with SOA deployments, and helping grow the OpenDaylight and Apache communities.

Johan Edstrom

Johan Edstrom is an open source software evangelist, Apache developer, and seasoned architect; he has created Java architectures for large, scalable, high transaction monitoring, financial, and open source systems. He is a trained electronics engineer with a penchant for fractal geometry.

He has worked as a development lead, infrastructure manager, IT lead, and programmer, and has guided several large companies to success in the use of open source software components. Lately, he has been helping some of the world's largest networking companies and medical start-ups achieve high availability, scalability, and dynamically adapting SOA systems.

Johan divides his time between writing software, mentoring development teams, and teaching people how to use Apache ServiceMix, Camel, CXF, and ActiveMQ effectively and in a scalable way for enterprise installations.

Johan is the co-author along with Jamie Goodyear of Instant OSGi Starter, Packt Publishing.

Johan is a committer on Apache Camel and Apache ServiceMix and is a Project Management Committee member for Apache Camel.