This article describes "the hardest topic in OSGi, how to deal with service dynamics," based on personal experience. Two factors, concurrency and direct service references, make the problem "fiendishly hard." An import and an export policy should form a comprehensive doctrine for dealing with service dynamics and the article explores two export policies with their corresponding doctrines.
Recently, an early release draft of a Distributed OSGi requirements and design document has been published, long with a reference implementation as part of Apache CXF. In a new article, Eric Newcomer writes about the current status of distributed OSGi and explains the reasons for standardizing it in the first place, and its significance to the OSGi specification and community.
Java module systems has received a lot of attention lately. One reason for that was the controversy regarding JSR-277 which partially duplicated OSGi. Another was the plans for Java 7. In this article Lukas Krecan gives us a round-up of the current solutions and presents his concern on upcoming solutions like project Project Jigsaw and JSR-294.
In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses Domain Driven Design from a practical stand-point. The article looks at architectural guidelines and best practices that can be used in a DDD project. 52
Eric Newcomer, co-chair of the OSGi Enterprise work group, talks about the evolution of OSGi and it's relationship to SOA and ESB. 7
An update from the Spring team on Spring 2's delay to late Sept to improve JMS, JPA, and integrate with OSGi. 5