I'm currently reading (and will soon provide a review for) the new OSGi / Apache Felix book from Packt.
If you've never heard of OSGi, the following press release about the book might help provide some idea what it's all about. Here's the release:
Build your OSGi applications using Packt's new Apache Felix book
Packt is pleased to announce OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 Beginner's Guide, a new book that will help readers to build their very own OSGi applications using the flexible and powerful Felix Framework. Written by Walid
Joseph Gedeon, this book will assist readers to get acquainted with the OSGi concepts in an easy-to-follow manner and build a completely operational real-life application using Felix.
Apache Felix is an open source implementation of the OSGi Release 4 core framework specification. Furthermore, the OSGi specifications originally targeted embedded devices and home services gateways, but they are ideally suited for any project interested in the principles of modularity, component-orientation, and/or service-orientation.
OSGi and Apache Felix 3.0 Beginner's Guide starts off with an introduction to the OSGi Service Platform, its parts and its bundle structure. It then walks users through setting up the Felix framework and their development environment. Additionally, this book explains the operation of the Felix Framework by means
of Gogo and teaches users practical implementation of OSGi, OBR repositories, dependency management, and bundle version management.
Using this book, developers will be able to discover the practical implementation of important OSGi concepts, understand the use of Maven to build and deploy OSGi bundles, create an OSGi-compliant application, learn the implementation of JSP Web Application Bundles, dive deep into Felix iPOJO, get an overview of the Felix Web Management Console and learn to troubleshoot an OSGi application with ease.
A relentlessly practical beginner's guide with step-by-step instructions, this book is ideal for Java developers, who wish to learn about writing reusable and network distributable software following the OSGi standards using the famous Felix framework. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/osgi-and-apache-felix-3-0-beginners-guide/book
Well, there's the preview. Watch for a review in the near future!