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pixelatedpete (5) [Avatar] Offline
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I guess it is probably a bit late to add another chapter to the book now, but it struck me as I waded through PAX, m2e, the maven-bundle-plugin and Eclipse to try to work out how to follow chapters 1-3 (so far) that an extra chapter outlining how to set up a sandbox and work through the examples would be very useful.

The book is part way there - it provides instructions for getting an Apache Aries assembly that provides a good start - but then how do you make the bundles, automate the deployment, etc. I know there is a reference to the Tools chapters and the book seems to suggest it is deliberate not to outline the process/tools too soon but without this I can see readers unfamiliar with OSGi walking away quite quickly. Wrestling with the syntax and structure is not conducive to loving a new technology.

Could just be an extra PDF download.

Anyways, just me thoughts - I'm very much enjoying the book!