Enterprise Integration Zone is brought to you in partnership with:

Claus Ibsen is a principal software engineer from FuseSource. Claus is a full time committer on the open source integration framework Apache Camel (http://camel.apache.org) and author of the Camel in Action book (http://www.manning.com/ibsen). Claus is the most active contributor to Apache Camel and is very active in the Camel community. Claus is a frequent speaker at various conferences. Claus is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 51 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

OSGI Deployment Made Easy With F.A.B

  • submit to reddit
If I had a dollar each time people had a challenge with OSGi deployments ... I could solve the finance crisis in Europe. Okay I am of course exaggerating; but there is a grain of truth in there ;)
So if you are a developer who wants to be productive, and be able to go home on time, and drink beer with your friends, play sports, and generally have fun and be happy ... then read on.
So to understand what FAB is and why it can make your life easier, then I refer you to the following material.
A FAB (Fuse Bundles) is basically a new way of deploying applications into an OSGi container that can make your life a whole lot easier. This technology has been developed by my engineering colleagues atFuseSource and is open sourced at Github, (ASL 2.0 licensed)
Fintan Bolton and his video team have created 2 new excellent introduction videos about FAB.To go along the videos we have documentation at the Fuse Fabricwebsite. I encourage you to read the material, as its in the minds ofJames Strachan, who is a driving force behind FAB.FAB comes out of the box in the new Fuse ESB Enterprise product, however as FAB is open source and freely available, you can use it in general purpose containers such as Apache ServiceMix or Apache Karaf. 
At github there is a number of examples with full source code, that is also provided out of the box with the Fuse ESB Enterprise product. 
Published at DZone with permission of Claus Ibsen, author and DZone MVB. (source)

(Note: Opinions expressed in this article and its replies are the opinions of their respective authors and not those of DZone, Inc.)