Thursday, January 14, 2016

ECF 3.12.1 and Remote Management

ECF 3.12.1 is released.

Although this is a maintenance release, there are also some additions to announce at ECF's github site.

Specifically, there are now a set of remote services allowing  remote monitoring and management of an OSGi container.   Services for managing an OSGi framework...e.g. FrameworkManager, ServiceManager, SCR Manager, Wiring Manager, RSA Manager, etc.  There are also services for remotely managing P2 (Feature Install Manager, Repository Manager, Profile Manager, etc) and ECF.

Additionally, there is now Eclipse-based tooling/UI for exporting remote management services, and consuming/viewing in Eclipse.   See the New and Noteworthy for screenshots, links to builds and further explanation of the new remote management services.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

ECF 3.12.0 Released

ECF 3.12.0 was released today.

The new work was primarily on improving the Remote Services/Remote Service Admin Tooling.
























The new RSA Manager view, along with an enhanced Endpoint Discovery view, support easier OSGi Remote Services testing and debugging.


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Saturday, October 10, 2015

ECF Remote Services: Distribution Providers

ECF's modular implementation of OSGi Remote Services supports the runtime selection of a distribution provider.  Distribution providers are responsible for the underlying communication when a remote method call is made.

ECF commiters and contributors have been adding distribution providers, and we are now up to 9 publicly available providers:  ECF generic, r-OSGi, websocket r-OSGi, JMS/ActiveMQ, MQTT/Paho, Jax-RS Jersey, Jax-RS CXF, Hazelcast, and REST-API-based providers,

We've documented these distribution providers, so that consumers may compare and contrast them, understand dependencies, and have working examples in case they choose to create their own distribution provider.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

ECF 3.11.0 - Custom Remote Services Distribution Providers

ECF 3.11.0 is released.

What's New:  A new distribution provider api to simplify the creation of Remote Services distribution providers.    We've used this new API to recently create distribution providers based upon Jax Rest Services standard (with CXF, Jersey, and RestEasy implementations) and Hazelcast.

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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Exposing an OSGi Service as a REST Service

In a previous tutorial I showed how to use ECF Remote Services and Jax-RS client technology to import and consume/use a REST service.

In more recent companion tutorial, I show how to use ECF Remote Services and Jax-RS server technology to export an OSGi service as a REST service.

Together, these tutorials show the use of ECF Remote Services and Jax-RS standards to easily but flexibly create, export, import, understand, and consume REST-based services.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Exposing a REST service as an OSGi Service


I've produced a tutorial describing an additional use case for Remote Services:  Exposing a Jax REST service as an OSGi Remote Service.

This describes how one can take an existing REST service and expose to consumers as an OSGi Remote Service.




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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ECF 3.10.1 released

ECF 3.10.1 has been released.

This is a maintenance/bug fix release since the 3.10.0/Mars release in late June.

One notable addition has been the simplification and refactoring of Karaf features, supporting the easy deployment of OSGi Remote Services in a variety of environments (e.g. Eclipse, RCP apps, Karaf servers, Equinox servers or clients, etc).


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