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btgreene1010 (4) [Avatar] Offline
Any plans to add an excerpt on how to use a database other than Apache Derby? I've been looking around the web for a good example of how to get OSGi web apps running with MySQL with no luck.
holly.cummins (16) [Avatar] Offline
Re: MySQL or others?
Hi Brendan,

Good question. In principle it should just be a question of wrapping the jar containing the JDBC driver as an OSGi bundle and then using the same trick we use in chapter 3 to register a datasource as an OSGi+JNDI service. Many of the higher-level servers will also have built-in function for creating MySQL datasources, which you can look up in JNDI (assuming you're using JPA).

We don't have a lot of room to discuss different databases, but we should probably mention the subject. I'll see if we can get something extra in the sample code zip which uses a different database, too.