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Free Chapter from the OSGi and Equinox Book

How exciting to finally have the Equinox and OSGi book done (see the book review from DZone). In the Eclipse community, many people complain about the lack of documentation and reference material, well that should be less of a problem given the book and excellent Toast example.

You can download the first chapter for free (and the 6th chapter).

I may be a bit biased (see the kind words about me in the Acknowledgments section of the book), but I believe this is the most comprehensive book on OSGi out there. The authors have many years of practical OSGi experience, from the days to when OSGi wasn’t cool yet (SMF) to when it became the basis of Eclipse. On top of that, I think the best thing that comes out of this book is the open sourced Toast example. Expect to see a lot us within the Eclipse community use this example when we talk about OSGi, Equinox and EclipseRT.

So what are you waiting for, go buy the book and learn about OSGi.

  • Jeff McAffer

    Actually there are two chapters and the Table of Contents all on the downloads site (http://equinoxosgi.org/downloads). In the next few days we'll also be updating the samples a bit and releasing a new Samples Manager with better compare support.

  • I updated the post. Sorry for missing Chapter 6!

  • vogella

    I'm in the process of reading the book and it is really good. Thanks to the authors and all reviewers for supporting this.

    My wishlist for the next edition: 1:) remote services and 2.) blueprint services

  • Jeff McAffer

    Actually there are two chapters and the Table of Contents all on the downloads site (http://equinoxosgi.org/downloads). In the next few days we'll also be updating the samples a bit and releasing a new Samples Manager with better compare support.

  • I updated the post. Sorry for missing Chapter 6!

  • vogella

    I'm in the process of reading the book and it is really good. Thanks to the authors and all reviewers for supporting this.

    My wishlist for the next edition: 1:) remote services and 2.) blueprint services