OSGi and Spring Reference Documents

Below are links to some useful articles and blog posts on OSGi, Spring and related topics.




OSGi Technology

Introduction to OSGi: problem, solution, framework, services.

OSGi Alliance

How to get Started with OSGi

Links to OSGi tutorials for various environments, for developers who want to delve into OSGi.

OSGi Alliance

OSGi Service Platform Release 4 Javadoc


OSGi Alliance

Hello, OSGi, Part 1: Bundles for beginners

This is part 1 of a three-part introduction to OSGi. It gets you started with OSGi development concepts and shows you how to build a simple Hello World application using the Eclipse OSGi container implementation, Equinox.


Hello, OSGi, Part 2: Introduction to Spring Dynamic Modules

Part 2 of the above series.

Hello, OSGi, Part 3: Take it to the server side

Part 3 of the above series.

Spring Dynamic Modules Reference Guide

The reference guide for Spring DM: concepts, the syntax for the OSGi Service Platform based namespaces, the Dynamic Modules extender bundle and the OSGi manifest header entries defined by Dynamic Modules.

spring source

Creating OSGi bundles

Blog post on what a bundle actually is and how a vanilla JAR can be transformed into an OSGi bundle.

spring source

Bnd - Bundle Tool

A description of the bnd tool used by the Atlassian Plugin Framework to generate bundles.



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