The OSGi Alliance (formerly known as the Open Services Gateway initiative – now an obsolete name) is an open standards organization founded in March 1999. The Alliance and its members have specified a Java-based service platform that can be remotely managed. The core part of the specifications is a framework that defines an application life cycle model and a service registry. Based on this framework, a large number of OSGi Layers, APIs, and Services have been defined.
And nobody can shame you with shrug and ignore it. I did the same. But reading it more and more often I decided it was time to investigate what the hype was all about.
The first thing I learned was that the eclipse plugin system was bases on OSGi, which showed me that the system was robust and in use.
After searching on the web I found a great site with mini tutorials on OSGi.
The following is a list of links to my tutorial series Getting Started with OSGi which is currently running on EclipseZone.
Each of the 8 tutorials are about 20 minutes to do.. So great to learn what this is all about step by step.