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OSGi Remote Services and ECF

Introduction

ECF's support for OSGi 4.2 Remote Services standard is a layered set of application programming interfaces (APIs). This modular structure (coming from the use of OSGi and modular design principles) allows service creators to decide (at runtime if necessary) which mechanisms and underlying protocols are appropriate for their remote service, and then use only those mechanisms.

This approach benefits the service creator in two major ways: 1) it reduces the complexity of creating, deploying, managing, and using remote services...by only using the mechanisms that are actually needed; and 2) giving flexibility to meet any needs for integration and interoperability. In other words, system complexity is reduced by using only the modules needed for the service, while flexibility is increased.

Here is a diagram showing the relationship between the various layered APIs in ECF's support of OSGi Remote Services. APIs are shown in white and gray, implementation/providers are shown in blue.

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Here are two pages (with source) showing the use of ECF's remote services to expose and access a 'hello world' remote service.

  1. RFC119 - Getting Started with ECF's RFC119 Implementation
  2. Remote Services API - Getting Started with Using the ECF Remote Services API

Related Documentation

ECF API Docs

API Javadocs

Getting Started with ECF's RFC119 Implementation

Getting Started with Using the ECF Remote Services API

Distributed EventAdmin Service

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