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Documentation (for consumers)

OSGi Remote Services

What's New

PLEASE NOTE: Running TimeService examples on Java7

There was a talk about the use of Remote Services from Neil Bartlett at EclipseCon 2014. It was called Scaling and Orchestrating Microservices with OSGi. About midway through the talk he discusses the use of Remote Services. Sadly, he doesn't use ECF's open implementation of RSA, but he does make some interesting points about the utility of using Remote Services for scaling microservices across processes.

Download and Install

Download and Install into Eclipse

Apache Karaf Install of ECF RS SDK

Install and run TimeService Tutorial in Apache Karaf

Tutorials and Other Introductory Materials

Tutorial: Using REST and OSGI Standards for Micro Services

Tutorial: Exposing a Jax REST service as an OSGi Remote Service

Tutorial: ECF Remote Services for Accessing Existing REST Services

How to Cook an Egg with ECF (Wim Jongman presentation at EclipseCon 2014)

Tutorial: Building your first OSGi Remote Service

Tutorial: Raspberry Pi GPIO with OSGi Services

Tutorial: OSGi Remote Services for Raspberry Pi GPIO

ECF Remote Services for Raspberry Pi GPIO

Tutorial: Building your first Asynchronous OSGi Remote Service

Tutorial: OSGi Remote Services for the Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with ECF's OSGi Remote Services Implementation

ECF Remote Services Architecture

Discovery and Distribution Providers

Discovery Providers

Distribution Providers

Remote Service Admin

OSGi Remote Service Admin (RSA) Management Agent

Other Cool Topics

Tutorial: Creating a RESTful Remote Service Provider

Asynchronous Proxies for Remote Services

OSGi Remote Services and Sync vs. Async Remote Procedure Call

Distributed EventAdmin Service

iPopo Compatible Providers

REST Remote Services Providers

Technical Comparison of Discovery and Distribution Providers

ECF Blog

ECF Documentation Project

We know we have a problem with insufficient and disorganized documentation. We are working on it. We would appreciate any help that anyone is willing to provide, so if you would like to contribute to ECF by editing and/or creating documentation, please get a hold of us via the ] ecf-dev mailing list]

Real-Time Shared Editing

Recent Presentations

Development (for contributors & committers)

ECF Calls and Meetings

ECF has open bi-weekly Google Hangouts to discuss current and future issues on our roadmap. Anyone interested is welcome to join us (Consumers too). We typically share the Hangout URL on the ecf-dev mailing list shortly before the hangout please join the ecf-dev mailing list

Next Hangout (proposed):

Notes from Recent Meetings

Archive Notes


Project Planning

Plan for ECF 3.8

ECF 4.0 ToDos

Access to Source Code

source code repository

web documentation repository

Coding Conventions

ECF has decided to use the Equinox Coding Conventions. Also on this page are links to java source code formatter to use in Eclipse to easily enforce these conventions.


ECF has nightly and continuous builds with automated integration testing. We use Jenkins and Buckminster and is hosted at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab. See here.

Both Maven and p2 repositories are available from nightly builds here.


ECF Adopters List (please add yourself if you are using ECF)

Eclipse Communication Framework
API DocumentationJavadocProviders
Development GuidelinesIntegrators Guide

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