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But what is OSGi?

I've been trying to write an introductory article about OSGi for a few days. But the problem is that it's such a a simple yet powerful technology that I didn't really know where to start, what angle was best. And then I found two excellent articles that really... "opened my eyes" and that I want to share with you:

  • The first one is a very "hands-on" one in the form of a tutorial about setting up Equinox (Eclipse's OSGi implementation) and everything around it to work with bundles. It's tightly coupled with Eclipse, but since that's what most people are using, why not. And it's very high quality.
  • The second one is even more interesting, it's written by Costin Leau, project lead for Spring Dynamic Modules at SpringSource, and it gives comprehensive information about the most fundamental concept in OSGi: bundles. Really a must-read.

Now I would love to have your opinion about the content of this zone. What do you think of that kind of article? What questions do you have related to OSGi?

Oh, and by the way, if anyone reading this plans to attend OSGi DevCon next month, it would be really great if we could cover this event in OSGi zone. Unfortunately I can't cover it myself because Santa Clara is quite far away from Belgium. But if you are interested in giving us your impressions and writing about the latest news announced there, feel free to get in touch.

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