I create web applications by first creating a set of OSGi bundles that form the building blocks of the application, and then use karaf features to pull the building blocks together to create complete applications that run inside apache karaf.
After creating the post Pluggable databases for apache karaf applications I posted a link to the blog post in the karaf user mailing list, and the immediate response was, “why didn’t I just pax-jdbc-config instead?“.
The answer to that is that I didn’t know about pax-jdbc-config. I started using pax-jdbc in the summer of 2016, and started using apache karaf in the autumn of 2016 and pax-jdbc-config didn’t exist then (or at least: not as complete and usable as it became in 2017), and any announcement that has gone past since then, has not registered.
Edit: I no longer use this approach. I use pax-jdbc-config instead. See the article Rewriting applications to use pax-jdbc-config and liquibase for details
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