The Open Service Gateway initiative (OSGi) Alliance framework is becoming increasingly popular. It provides great mechanisms for developing modular and dynamic applications. The recent OSGi Service Platform Release 4 V4.2 specifications introduced the Blueprint Container specification. In this article, learn how the Blueprint Container provides a simple programming model for creating dynamic applications in the OSGi environment without adding complexity to the Java™ code. Numerous examples help get you started with the Blueprint XML file and the component XML definitions.