It seems IBM is hopping on the OSGi bandwagon. Last month, the company announced the open alpha of WebSphere Application Server V7 OSGi Applications. This was likely good news to the OSGi alliance, which has supported the framework since 1999.
The OSGi framework for Java is often praised for its standards-based, componentized approach to application development. IBM’s offering will offer WebSphere developers the OSGi Blueprint service specification and the ability to assemble, deploy and manage applications as a collection of versioned OSGi bundles.
The alpha will include support for the following: