Chapter 1. OSGi revealed


This chapter covers
  • Understanding Java’s built-in support for modularity
  • Introducing OSGi technology and how it improves Java modularity
  • Positioning OSGi with respect to other technologies


The Java platform is an unqualified success story. It’s used to develop applications for everything from small mobile devices to massive enterprise endeavors. This is a testament to its well-thought-out design and continued evolution. But this success has come in spite of the fact that Java doesn’t have explicit support for building modular systems beyond ordinary object-oriented data encapsulation.

What does this mean to you? If Java is a success despite its lack of advanced modularization support, then you may wonder if ...

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