Monday, June 9, 2008

OSGi in Action

OSGi is becoming quite popular as the module system for Java Enterprise systems, including integration solutions. In open source integration solutions such as Mule, but also commercial ones such as Tibco ActiveMatrix.

The OSGi services look like a smaller scale SOA, within the Java VM. I can well imagine OSGi services being used to dynamically invoking different pieces of transformation or other integration logic from within an OSGi enabled ESB or mediation framework.

There were 2 sources of information that helped me get up-to-speed wrt OSGi: first of all the recorded talk on Paryles that Costin Leau gave about OSGi (and Spring) at the SpringOne conference. And secondly the draft chapters of the upcoming book "OSGi in Practice" by Neil Bartlett.

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