In the last few years, OSGi has become "the" module system for Java - but is OSGi just for gurus, or are mere mortals actually able to use it?
The simple tutorial RESTful server application presented in this talk aims to demonstrate that the average Java developer can actually use OSGi, and greatly benefit from it. It is built from scratch based on a set of standard and custom OSGi services, in a simple and understandable way.
Taking advantage of a number of build plugins and runtime tools provided by the Apache Felix and Apache Sling projects allows us to write little code in our example application, while exposing the advantages of an OSGi-based architecture in a simple and convincing way.
Our walkthrough of the example application will give developers a way to get started with OSGi, without getting bogged in unnecessary details.
6th–11th November 2011