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OSGi in Action: Creating Modular Applications in Java by David Savage, Stuart McCulloch, Karl Pauls, Richard Hall

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Chapter 13. Launching and embedding an OSGi framework

 

This chapter covers
  • Introducing the OSGi framework launching and embedding API
  • Explaining the generic bundle launcher used throughout the book
  • Embedding the OSGi framework into an existing application

 

We’ve spent a lot of time talking about creating, deploying, and managing bundles and services. Interestingly, you can’t do anything with these unless you have a running OSGi framework. For such an important and necessary topic, we’ve spent very little time discussing how precisely to achieve it. Not only is it necessary, but by learning to launch the framework, you’ll have the ability to create custom launchers tailored to your application’s needs. It even opens up new use cases, where ...

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