Innovations within reach, Are we ready for enterprise OSGi?

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Zoe Slattery

Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: May 25, 2010

Over the past year, there have been many heated debates over the readiness or otherwise of OSGi™ for enterprise applications. OSGi is a proven and tested technology, so in that sense it's been "ready" for a long time. What has been missing are specifications and implementations of tools and frameworks that are required for Java™ EE programmers to properly utilise OSGi enterprise features. The recent release of the OSGi Service Platform Enterprise Specification (4.2) and the announcement of the IBM® WebSphere® Application Server V7 Feature Pack for OSGi Applications and Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0 changes this. Here is an overview of this new feature pack and the reasoning behind its development. This content is part of the IBM WebSphere Developer Technical Journal.

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ArticleTitle=Innovations within reach: Are we ready for enterprise OSGi?