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OSGi for JavaScript Article Baffles Devs

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OSGi for JavaScript Article Baffles Devs

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A post by Dan Woods this week surprised a lot of developers with its title, OSGi Targets JavaScript, Native.  Although there was an idea in 2007 for a language agnostic OSGi standard, the issue hasn't been revisited since then.

What the new OSGi design repository on GitHub shows is a new specification proposal for JavaScript Microservices. 

I'll agree that the popularity of polyglot applications (either polyglot in language or persistence) is increasing, at least by the fact that developers seem to be interested in building more of them.  I'm less confident, however, that an OSGi-like standard that was crafted for Java programming will be palatable to JavaScript programmers.  They are already pretty happy with the tools, like NPM, being crafted by the community for modularity.  

What are your thoughts?  Do the OSGi users and general Java developer communities have enough interest in modular JavaScript to help this spec come to fruition?

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