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Enterprise OSGI in Action is a hands-on guide for developers using OSGi to build the next generation of enterprise Java applications. By presenting relevant examples and case studies, this book guides the reader through the maze of new standards and projects.
About This Book
Enterprise OSGi is a set of standards for building modular Java applications which integrate seamlessly with existing Java EE technologies. It extends the OSGi component framework to distributed systems.
Enterprise OSGi in Action is a hands-on guide for developers using OSGi to build enterprise Java applications. Many examples and case studies show you how to build, test, and deploy modular web applications. The book explains how to take advantage of dynamism, distribution, and automatic dependency provisioning, while still integrating with existing Java EE applications.
The book is written for Java EE developers. No prior experience with OSGi is required.
- Build modular applications using servlets, JSPs, WARs, and JPA
- Better component reuse and robustness
- Expert tips for Apache Aries
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
About the Authors
Holly Cummins and Tim Ward are lead engineers who regularly speak at developerWorks, Devoxx, JavaZone, and EclipseCon. Tim has written standards in both the OSGi Core and Enterprise Specifications and both authors are active Apache Aries committers.
Table of Contents
PART 1 PROGRAMMING BEYOND HELLO WORLD
- OSGi and the enterprise—why now?
- Developing a simple OSGi-based web application
- Persistence pays off
- Packaging your enterprise OSGi applications
PART 2 BUILDING BETTER ENTERPRISE OSGI APPLICATIONS
- Best practices for enterprise applications
- Building dynamic applications with OSGi services
- Provisioning and resolution
- Tools for building and testing
- IDE development tools
PART 3 INTEGRATING ENTERPRISE OSGI WITH EVERYTHING ELSE
- Hooking up remote systems with distributed OSGi
- Migration and integration
- Coping with the non-OSGi world
- Choosing a stack
Modern enterprise applications must be scalable, maintainable, and modular. Unfortunately, by itself Java EE doesn't do modularity very well. The Enterprise OSGi model enforces simple rules to make Java better at modularity. And now, projects such as Apache Aries and Geronimo provide pluggable components that make it easier than ever to use OSGi's mature modularity system in your own enterprise applications.
Enterprise OSGi in Action is a hands-on guide for developers using OSGi to build the next generation of enterprise Java applications. By presenting relevant examples and case studies, it guides readers through the maze of new standards and projects, arming them with the knowledge to build and deploy enterprise OSGi applications, use automatic dependency provisioning, provide enterprise qualities of service to their business logic, and make use of the Java EE technologies they know and love.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
About the Author
Holly Cummins is a software engineer within the WebSphere team at IBM\'s Hursley labs. She is a popular speaker and has spoken at a variety of industry events including Devoxx, JavaZone, The ServerSide Java Symposium, The Great Indian Developer Summit, and WebSphere User Groups. She has also authored several developerWorks articles. She is a committer on the Apache Aries project. Holly has been with IBM for nine years. Before joining IBM, she completed a doctorate in quantum computation at the University of Oxford.
Tim Ward is a design and development lead for IBMs OSGi Applications support in WebSphere Application Server. He participates in the OSGi Alliance Core Platform and Enterprise Expert Groups, building specifications describing the use of enterprise technologies in an OSGi framework. Tim is also a member of the Project Management Committee for the Apache Aries project, and can often be found extolling the virtues of Enterprise OSGi at conferences like EclipseCon, Devoxx and Jazoon.