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Learning Apache Karaf by Heath Kesler, Johan Edstrom, Jamie Goodyear

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Chapter 4. Provisioning

One of the most important parts of developing and deploying dynamic systems is to have a flexible and accessible provisioning model. Such a system will allow you to build modern container-based applications that are easily updated, simple to use, and easy to document.

In this chapter we'll review the following topics:

  • Apache Maven repositories
  • The Karaf system repository
  • Feature descriptors and building your own features

Apache Maven repositories

Apache Maven is named after a Yiddish word (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maven) meaning accumulator of knowledge.

Maven came about as an attempt to organize various Ant build files in the Jakarta Turbine project. Since its inception, it has grown to be a very commonly used build standard ...

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