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Should I learn OSGi? What’s the point?

Should I learn OSGi? What’s the point?

Recently, I have been hearing a lot of debate around whether it is worth someone’s time to learn OSGi.  Doing a simple Google search on “OSGi usability” returns results filled with phrases such as “not easy to use”, “unproductive”, “developer burden”, and “going away”.  However, you will also find that it solves a lot of common issues in the JVM, particularly issues around class loading.  So is learning OSGi worth your time?

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