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Blog Archive for ss141213 during June 2009

Last time, we talked about our first hybrid (Java EE + OSGi) application where we discussed not only about development of hybrid applications including kind of maven plugins to use, deployment steps, etc., but also about the lifecycle of OSGi bundle and Java EE artifacts. Now, it's time for our second hybrid application which demonstrates an EJB as an OSGi service. Set up 1. Download the latest...
(If you are in a hurry, then download the sample and jump to "build and test" section after doing the necessary set up.) In my last blog, I mentioned about adding a new module in GlassFish called "OSGi web container for GlassFish." I am glad to say that, it is fully functional now. I have been able to use JSPs, JSFs, Servlets (of course), annotations, resource injection, transactions, EJBs, etc....
Since the OSGi-fication of GlassFish started, the initial response was very encouraging, but we were often asked as to how we planned to expose the benefits of OSGi platform to end users in a more direct way. We are committed to making this possible as is evident from the following quote from our initial proposal: "If GlassFish can benefit from OSGi, why not applications deployed in...