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Basic question about OSGI

Hussein Baghdadi
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Hey,
I'm in the very first chapters of "Modular Java" book.
When and how to know that I need this OSGI thing?
Does OSGI suitable for frameworks writers or any one can benefit from it?
Thanks.
Marco Ehrentreich
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Hi John,

in general OSGi is suitable for a lot of applications - not only entire frameworks. The advantages you gain from using OSGi in my opinion depend on your knowledge and "programming style". Many developers don't care about modularity and object oriented design and architecture. In this case you probably won't see any advantages. If you're interested to create a modular application OSGi definitely helps you to manage modules and keep a clear design and architecture. Plus all the other little nice features of OSGi of course, like replacing "modules" at runtime etc.

Marco
 
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