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OSGi vs Spring Boot: What are the differences?

OSGi: The Dynamic Module System for Java. It is a Java framework for developing and deploying modular software programs and libraries. It provides a vendor-independent, standards-based approach to modularizing Java software applications and infrastructure; Spring Boot: Create Spring-powered, production-grade applications and services with absolute minimum fuss. Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.

OSGi and Spring Boot can be categorized as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

Spring Boot is an open source tool with 40.6K GitHub stars and 26.2K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Spring Boot's open source repository on GitHub.

MIT, Intuit, and OpenGov are some of the popular companies that use Spring Boot, whereas OSGi is used by Liferay, Netcentric, and Enonic AS. Spring Boot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 494 company stacks & 3190 developers stacks; compared to OSGi, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is OSGi?

It is a Java framework for developing and deploying modular software programs and libraries. It provides a vendor-independent, standards-based approach to modularizing Java software applications and infrastructure.

What is Spring Boot?

Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that you can "just run". We take an opinionated view of the Spring platform and third-party libraries so you can get started with minimum fuss. Most Spring Boot applications need very little Spring configuration.
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        What are some alternatives to OSGi and Spring Boot?
        Spring
        A key element of Spring is infrastructural support at the application level: Spring focuses on the "plumbing" of enterprise applications so that teams can focus on application-level business logic, without unnecessary ties to specific deployment environments.
        Docker
        The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
        Node.js
        Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.
        ASP.NET
        .NET is a developer platform made up of tools, programming languages, and libraries for building many different types of applications.
        Rails
        Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern.
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        Decisions about OSGi and Spring Boot
        Marwen Trabelsi
        Marwen Trabelsi
        Spring Boot
        Spring Boot

        I use Spring-Boot because it almost let you get things done quickly for a JVM-target project, with auto configuration components and dependency management starters. It is almost perfectly tailored for microservices applications development with a single unit deployment artifact (JAR) along with support for Service Registry and Discovery, Circuit Breaker pattern...

        Any third-party library or any back-end service would perfectly integrate well since Spring offers integration support for most of mainstream services, let it be a RDBMS service, a NoSQL database, a Message Broker...

        Coming to day-to-day development, Spring-Boot enjoys a great community so you can get support, direction, focused guidance from almost everywhere.

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        Praveen Mooli
        Praveen Mooli
        Technical Leader at Taylor and Francis · | 11 upvotes · 92.1K views
        MongoDB Atlas
        MongoDB Atlas
        Amazon S3
        Amazon S3
        Amazon DynamoDB
        Amazon DynamoDB
        Amazon RDS
        Amazon RDS
        Serverless
        Serverless
        Docker
        Docker
        Terraform
        Terraform
        Travis CI
        Travis CI
        GitHub
        GitHub
        RxJS
        RxJS
        Angular 2
        Angular 2
        AWS Lambda
        AWS Lambda
        Amazon SQS
        Amazon SQS
        Amazon SNS
        Amazon SNS
        Amazon Kinesis Firehose
        Amazon Kinesis Firehose
        Amazon Kinesis
        Amazon Kinesis
        Flask
        Flask
        Python
        Python
        ExpressJS
        ExpressJS
        Node.js
        Node.js
        Spring Boot
        Spring Boot
        Java
        Java
        #Data
        #Devops
        #Webapps
        #Eventsourcingframework
        #Microservices
        #Backend

        We are in the process of building a modern content platform to deliver our content through various channels. We decided to go with Microservices architecture as we wanted scale. Microservice architecture style is an approach to developing an application as a suite of small independently deployable services built around specific business capabilities. You can gain modularity, extensive parallelism and cost-effective scaling by deploying services across many distributed servers. Microservices modularity facilitates independent updates/deployments, and helps to avoid single point of failure, which can help prevent large-scale outages. We also decided to use Event Driven Architecture pattern which is a popular distributed asynchronous architecture pattern used to produce highly scalable applications. The event-driven architecture is made up of highly decoupled, single-purpose event processing components that asynchronously receive and process events.

        To build our #Backend capabilities we decided to use the following: 1. #Microservices - Java with Spring Boot , Node.js with ExpressJS and Python with Flask 2. #Eventsourcingframework - Amazon Kinesis , Amazon Kinesis Firehose , Amazon SNS , Amazon SQS, AWS Lambda 3. #Data - Amazon RDS , Amazon DynamoDB , Amazon S3 , MongoDB Atlas

        To build #Webapps we decided to use Angular 2 with RxJS

        #Devops - GitHub , Travis CI , Terraform , Docker , Serverless

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        Reviews of OSGi and Spring Boot
        Review ofSpring BootSpring Boot

        spring boot allow my team to start building web services quickly and package it in a stand alone application

        How developers use OSGi and Spring Boot
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        Climate CoLab uses Spring BootSpring Boot

        Spring-Boot allows us to create stand-alone web servers and helps us configure many of our dependencies with sane default, while maintaining flexibility where we need it.

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        Emcee uses Spring BootSpring Boot

        Probably the best application framework in Java, by far. Time-proven, mature.

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        p009922 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

        light weight server approach for REST-services

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        Project44 uses Spring BootSpring Boot

        All services are spring-boot applications.

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        Vaadin uses Spring BootSpring Boot

        Solid base for Java-based web app backend

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