Eclipse Kura is an Eclipse IoT project which provides an application framework for edge gateways acting as nodes in the Internet of Things. It is a smart application container that enables remote management of such gateways and provides a wide range of APIs for allowing you to write and deploy your own IoT application. Kura runs on top of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and leverages OSGi, a dynamic component system for Java, to simplify the process of writing reusable software building blocks.
OSGi is a model to modularize Java applications at runtime. Unfortunately, not all Java libraries provide the necessary metadata required for OSGi. Thus, if developers want to consume a library, they have to generate the OSGi metadata themselves. This problem is solved by the Eclipse Bundle Recipes project. It provides a library of templates (the “recipes”) and tools that can be used to create OSGi bundles. You have a library that you'd like to use in your OSGi project? Then stop by in this session and see if the Eclipse Bundle Recipes (EBR) project already has a recipe for your.