A lot of momentum exists to use the OSGi Service Platform as foundation and runtime platform for enterprise Java applications. Well-known vendors in the JavaEE space are building their work on top of the OSGi framework. Additionally, more and more projects and technologies are using the OSGi programming model and component architecture. Bundles are becoming the universal deployment artifact and the service registry is used for SOA, web services and even event-based communication.
The goal of ModuleFusion is to help programmers to use the OSGi Service Platform as their underlying runtime environment. ModuleFusion contains a full stack typical for Java enterprise applications. This stack currently consists of best-of-breed open source frameworks from the Java ecosystem. Additionally, ModuleFusion contains the necessary glue code to easily use these frameworks within OSGi.
Probably the most important principle of ModuleFusion is to base every integration, glue code and additional functionality on pure OSGi constructs. Therefore, ModuleFusion does not rely on proprietary features offered by some OSGi framework implementations.
Also, ModuleFusion shows that it is possible to build full-fledged Java enterprise applications with OSGi now.
* OSGi Service Platform
- OSGi Framework (Equinox or Felix)
- Configuration Admin
- User Admin
- Google Guice IoC framework
- Apache Wicket
- Hibernate JPA frontend
- Jetty web server
- HSQLDB database
- PAX web + extender bundle
- DirInstaller (easily install/update/remove bundles and configurations)
- JPA integration
- Apache Wicket integration
- Simple Logging Fassade for Java (SLF4J)
- Apache log4j
- SLF4J - log4j bridge
- Commons logging - SLF4J bridge