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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf; 1 edition (July 3 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934356409
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934356401
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #777,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Craig Walls is a professional software developer with over 15 years of experience in several industries, including telecommunications, finance, retail, and education. He's currently involved in the development of a natural language business intelligence tool with an Addison, TX-based company. He is the author of Spring in Action and XDoclet in Action (published by Manning) and is an avid proponent of Spring, open-source, and agile development.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Good book, if you know nothing about OSGi Sept. 20 2009
By Brian Henke - Published on Amazon.com
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A short book that just touches the very surface of OSGi. Everything of importance is magically hidden by tools the author uses like PAX. The author does a good job at getting the reader from zero knowledge to a superficial "up and running". This is less than I expected and I learned very little (after only reading the OSGi specifications, which are free). I would not recommend this book to anyone but a beginner that has never heard of OSGi.

- OSGi 101

- No popular IDE coverage
- Solely reliant on PAX (which isn't that good)
- No real depth into OSGi
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Somewhat useful May 15 2010
By Bjørn Borud - Published on Amazon.com
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The title of the book leads you to believe that this is a book about OSGi. It isn't. It is a book about OSGi as seen in a Maven-centric universe with some Spring thrown in for good measure.

If you are going to use this book as a guide to how you approach the OSGi universe and you are not already a Maven user or a Spring user, you need at least a couple of books more and a lot of time to get you sorted. (You need at least a Maven book and possibly a Spring book if you are not already familiar with these technologies). If you are not already an experienced Maven user I suggest you stay away from this book. You are going to burn a lot of time learning Maven and figuring out all the OSGi annoyances the book doesn't cover.

The useful parts of the book that give you an introduction to OSGi are readable and probably and a good intro. But nothing more. The worthwhile parts of this book is a one-afternoon read.

When learning OSGi I found the specification documents of OSGi itself to be surprisingly well-written.

For the blantant misrepresentation of the book in the title of the book I would be tempted to give it a 1 star rating. I, as a reader was interested in OSGi. Not the baggage of the author.

I decided to give it two stars since the parts of the book that are actually about OSGi are a quick read and do give you an intro to OSGi -- though it is a weak two stars.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Don't buy it Aug. 14 2009
By Samuel A. Munoz - Published on Amazon.com
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It is immediately obvious none of the prior reviewers have attempted to actually USE the book. Instead they have furbished us with hollow feedback based on a quick skim of the book.

I've found an error in the published material approximately every 10 pages. In fact if you typed all the code in the book line for line NONE of it would work. There are good ideas and concepts in material, but the lessons will come at great expense to your personal time. The author inconsiderately uses you and your money as his personal Quality Assurance. Buy something else from a more thoughtful author who prides himself on the quality of his work.

P.S. - The book is maven and pax-construct heavy. Be prepared for baptismal by fire if you think your Ant background will suffice.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Hands on Tutorial on Modularity March 30 2010
By Steve Berczuk - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want a hands-on guide to write and build modular Java applications you won't be disappointed with this book. It's a detailed tutorial for using OSGI and Spring with the help of Maven and other tooks to create a modular, configurable application. This is not a guide to the concepts behind these frameworks. While the book gives a brief overview of of what Spring and OSGI offer, it's only at a basic level. If you enjoy learning by writing code, you'll enjoy and benefit from this book. If you are looking for a deeper understanding of Spring and OSGI, you might want to look elsewhere.
Pretty good but not as clean as it should be June 5 2010
By B. Williamson - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall I was pretty happy with this book. There are some really good topics including target configuration and in depth review of OSGi that is on par with the Eclipse OSGi book. The problem came during the Spring DM topics. The author relies heavily on PAX and Maven - both useful tools - but not required for Spring DM development. As my target needed to as lean as possible, I would have preferred a discussion on manual setup of the project. PAX and Maven are not properly discussed so they are more of a prerequisite for Spring DM in this case.