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Learning Apache Karaf

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Learn
  • Command and control the runtime
  • Explore system configuration tuning
  • Delve into Karaf’s provisioning mechanisms
  • Understand application deployment through practical examples
  • Improve your Karaf deployment to production-ready status
  • Harness Karaf’s features with our sample final project
  • Build a custom Karaf distribution
  • Deploy non-OSGi jars (wrap)
About

Apache Karaf is more than just an OSGi-based runtime container; it’s an ecosystem of open source technologies that makes operating and managing applications easier. Karaf supports hot deployment of OSGi bundles by monitoring jar files inside the [home]/deploy directory. Each time a jar is copied in this folder, it will be installed inside the runtime. You can then update or delete it, and changes will be handled automatically. In addition, Karaf also supports exploded bundles and custom deployers.

Learning Apache Karaf will introduce developers and administrators alike to the OSGi-based container, and impart best practices by example. The book shows you how to set up an Apache Karaf distribution, and how to arrive at a production-ready deployment. Learning Apache Karaf teaches you everything you need to install, configure, and administer Apache Karaf.

Learning Apache Karaf will help guide you through the complexity of an OSGi container using sample code and configuration snippets to demonstrate the important aspects of managing and running a Karaf instance.

Learning to install and command the runtime is just the beginning; deploying and provisioning applications is just as important to the successful implementation of a stable and scalable architecture. You will discover how to monitor runtime environments using remote access, logging, and JMX, and you will also develop production-level architectures with high availability and security.

Features
  • Understand Apache Karaf's commands and control capabilities
  • Gain familiarity with its provisioning features
  • Explore various application deployments targets experientially
Page Count 128
Course Length 3 hours 50 minutes
ISBN 9781782172048
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 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.

Heath Kesler

Heath Kesler is an Apache developer and committer, has spoken at conferences around the world, and is a senior SOA architect with Savoir Technologies. He has architected and developed scalable, highly available SOA systems for large corporations around the globe.

He currently helps corporations implement and develop enterprise integration systems using messaging and web services with a focus on maintainability and scalability. He gives training classes on complex concepts and frameworks that provide functionality to large-scale enterprise solutions. He has bootstrapped development on mission critical systems for several Fortune 500 companies.

He has reached committer status on Apache Karaf and is a contributor to Camel. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University after his tour in the army.