Tutorials, Examples, and Presentations
The most important "books" on OSGi are of course the specifications themselves. They are quite a good read but are also complete and contain stuff, you might be interested in. So for a starter you might interested to read the following:
- Core Specification (Layer, Services, LiveCycle part)
- Compendium Specification
- Enterprise Specification
Visit the OSGi Alliance Specifications page to download the specifications for free.
Apart from the specifications a number of books have recently been published. They are listed here in no particular order:
- OSGi in Action; Richard Hall, Karl Pauls, Stuart McCulloch, David Savage; Manning Publications, 2011. Covers most (if not all) of R 4.2 specs and also contains a lot of side information. The authors of this book are committers and/or PMC members of the Apache Felix project.
- OSGi and Equinox: creating highly modular Java systems; Jeff McAffer, Paul VanderLei, Simon Archer; Addison-Wesley, 2010. Despite its dependency on Equinox it might be helpful, because they use Declarative Services intensely for their sample application throughout the book and we use Declarative Services intensely, too.
- OSGi in Depth; Alexandre de Castro Alves; Manning, 2011. I cannot say anything on this book except that he seems to have used Apache Felix for the samples....
- Enterprise OSGi in Action: With examples using Apache Aries; Holly Cummins, Timothy Ward; Manning, 2013 Covers Enterprise OSGi specifications, which are becoming more and more important.
- Java Application Architecture: Modularity Patterns with Examples Using OSGi (Agile Software Development Series); Kirk Knoernschild; Prentice Hall, 2012 Primarily covers Java Application Architecture using OSGi for the framework to implement.
- OSGi in Practice; Neil Bartlett; Free PDF EBook. Many OSGi core concepts are greatly explained, and its free;
- Instant OSGi Starter; Jamie Goodyear, Johan Edstrom; Packt, 2013
- OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 Beginner's Guide; Walid Joseph Gédéon; Packt, 2010
- Spring Dynamic Modules in Action; Arnaud Cogoluègnes, Thierry Templier, Andy Piper; Manning, 2010
- Building Modular Cloud Apps with OSGi; Paul Bakker, Bert Ertman; O'Reilly, 2013. Uses Apache Felix. For experienced Java developers in the enterprise, this practical, hands-on book shows you how to use OSGi to design, develop, and deploy modular cloud applications.