As some of you may know, we are in the process or writing a book on OSGi and Equinox. I just got word from the publisher that the Safari Rough Cuts content has been updated. This new content includes several new chapters as well as revisions to some of the previous chapters.
Overall the book covers most of the major OSGi features and functions as well as particular value-add bits from Equinox and the Eclipse community. We cover in detail the use of PDE for developing and OSGi-based systems as well as advanced topics like provisioning with p2 and embedding Equinox in app servers using the servlet bridge.
As with the RCP book, we start from scratch and develop a realistic application through the course of the book. In this case it is Toast, a fleet management system complete with extensible vehicle-side software and a central management server. Anyone seeing a conference talk from me in the past year has likely seen at least some part of the example. This approach is cool as it exposes and addresses the issues you have as developers creating such systems.
Check out the new book content and send us your comments. They really do help. Also, look for the first batch of content for the 2nd edition of the RCP book on Rough Cuts soon…