OSGi deployment made easy with FAB

If I had a dollar each time people had a challenge with OSGi deployments ... I could solve the finance crisis in Europe. Okay I am of course exaggerating; but there is a grain of truth in there ;)

So if you are a developer who wants to be productive, and be able to go home on time, and drink beer with your friends, play sports, and generally have fun and be happy ... then read on.

So to understand what FAB is and why it can make your life easier, then I refer you to the following material.

A FAB (Fuse Bundles) is basically a new way of deploying applications into an OSGi container that can make your life a whole lot easier. This technology has been developed by my engineering colleagues at FuseSource and is open sourced at Github, (ASL 2.0 licensed)

Fintan Bolton and his video team have created 2 new excellent introduction videos about FAB.
To go along the videos we have documentation at the Fuse Fabric website. I encourage you to read the material, as its in the minds of James Strachan, who is a driving force behind FAB.
FAB comes out of the box in the new Fuse ESB Enterprise product, however as FAB is open source and freely available, you can use it in general purpose containers such as Apache ServiceMix or Apache Karaf. 

At github there is a number of examples with full source code, that is also provided out of the box with the Fuse ESB Enterprise product. 


Introduction to Fuse ESB Enterprise Video

We at FuseSource have created a 5 minute video that shows a rundown of some of the highlights of the new Fuse ESB Enterprise release.

The video can be freely played from vimeo (no registration etc.) and last 5 minutes.
You can also find material about Fuse ESB Enterprise on the FuseSource website.


Olympics Image Loader powered by Apache Camel

I have been on vacation for 3 weeks during the Olympics. So I missed most of it. Just got back in time for the finals of the football and basketball games on the last days. My vacation was really off the beaten track with no wifi or TVs. Just old fashioned relaxation and books.

In the mean time Bilgin Ibryam, from the Camel team, has been following the olympics. He created a little web application that displayed images related to the olympic games. He wrote a great blog post where he taks through how he did that. Its well worth a read.

Image from Bilgins blog, showing a preview of the website
The source code for the project is hosted on github. There is link and further explanations on Bilgins blog entry. So go there and read more.