During this short presentation I will revisit existing mechanisms and approach towards OSGi and JEE development. I will show how many manual steps can be avoided and how to maintain project in effective manner. I will try to find a balance between execution environment requirements and programmer happines at same time.
I believe that OSGi and Eclipse ecosystem experience troubles gaining people from outside for few reasons. Beside overall impression of OSGi complexity there is equally old and invalid complain about quaility of developer tooling. Since invention of BND development experience can be really pleasant and independent of text editor/IDE preferences. Sadly lots of people still rely on former experiences spreading black/bad PR. I would like to clarify their point.
After this presentation attendees will learn:
- How to use Maven to build OSGi projects (without Tycho).
- How to automate manual tasks.
- How to build custom software distributions with Maven artifacts and run it with Apache Karaf.
- That OSGi development doesn't differ much from regular day-to-day usage of application servers or microservice runtimes.
This talk is intended for people who know basics of OSGi as it will show few basic technics towards better developer productivity.