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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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ECF 3.10/Mars Released

ECF 3.10 has been released as part of Mars.   Some highlights:

Remote Services Tooling - A new Remote Services perspective with views to help design, test, discover, and debug Remote Services

OSGi R6 - Full support for OSGi R6 Remote Services/Remote Service Admin specifications.   Full spec compliance via the OSGi compatibility test suite

New Providers - Support added for websockets and MQTT-based distribution providers, and etcd-based discovery

Apache Karaf - ECF Remote Services can now be easily installed into Apache Karaf

New Tutorials, Examples, and Documentation

More on the New and Noteworthy.  Download here or via repository included in Eclipse Mars.

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Monday, March 09, 2015

ECF 3.9.3 release

ECF 3.9.3 was just released.   See here for download.

This was a maintenance/bug-fix release.  Even though a maintenance release, there have been several new non-EF code developments with ECF Remote Services since our previous release:
There is also work going on to create Eclipse-based Tooling for Remote Services for and after the Mars simultaneous release.  Since the design and implementation work is happening now, if you are interested in providing ideas, guidance, input, and/or contributions, please join the ecf-dev mailing list and contribute your ideas and/or expertise!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

ECF 3.9.2 Released

ECF 3.9.2 was just released.  See here for download.

Along with 3.9.2 maintenance release, there is a new tutorial entitled ECF Remote Services for Accessing Existing REST Services.

Happy Holidays

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

ECF Remote Services for Accessing Existing REST Services

The ECF community has asked about the use of Remote Services for accessing existing web/REST-based services.   To address some of these questions, I've created a tutorial showing how ECF's open APIs can be used to easily expose an existing REST+JSON service as an OSGi Remote Service.

For this tutorial, the public Geonames Timezone service was used, but the techniques shown can be used for exposing any web-based service as an OSGi Remote Service.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

ECF 3.9.1 Released