Yes you can read the OSGi specification

You know what I like the best about OSGi? That it doesn’t put the bar too high for architects. At first I was a bit intimidated by the size  (338 pages for the “core specification”, 862 pages for the “service compendium”) and the fact that I had to look up “compendium”. But then they put me right at ease:

“Architects should focus on the introduction of each subject. This introduction contains a general overview of the subject, the requirements that influenced its design, and a short description of its operation as well as the entities that are used. The introductory sections require knowledge of Java concepts like classes and interfaces, but should not require coding experience.”

I am like so totally overqualified for my job. Hell, I even know what packages are.

(from the recently released OSGi version 4.2.)

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  1. Seems like at 30, I felt under qualified …

    Then at 40 I felt under qualified …

    Then at 50 I felt under qualified …

    Now, at 54 I know I am under qualified, I have always been over qualified …

    I think at 55 (magic will happen), and I will know I am not crazy and know that I have always been crazy …

    All the same, OSGi has an interesting origin … I think I still like it …

    And then, I figure at 64 magic will happen again and yes, I will look into the light …

    Anyhow, reading your blogs does provide me a framework …

    We are indeed creating words as we speak in a totally natural sense even though the words themselves are unnatural …

    Long live Chomsky Grammars (without which meaningful conversations may not happen) …

    Good stuff (that you write) … thx … Derik

  2. Ian Robinson

    What’s Java?

  3. I am surprised this paragraph did not include a mention “classloader hell” and “bundle heaven aka “class chastity loader”.

    http://williamlouth.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/jazoon-‘09-the-conference/