Lightweight Modular Service Container - Based on existing JBoss Modules, Maven, and CDI Standard Technologies.
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Lightweight Modular Service Container - Based JBoss Modules and Maven. It's easier than OSGi :)

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First, include the Furnace dependency in your project:


Then configure the container and start it:

Furnace furnace = FurnaceFactory.getFurnace()
furnace.addRepository(AddonRepositoryMode.MUTABLE, new File(OperatingSystemUtils.getUserForgeDir(), "addons"));

To install addons, you will need to add the following dependencies to your project:



Then create a new AddonManager:

AddonManager manager = new AddonManagerImpl(furnace, new MavenAddonDependencyResolver())

Once you have an AddonManager instance, you can begin to install addons (You can do this while Furnace is running):

InstallRequest request = manager.install(AddonId.from("org.example:my-addon", "1.0.0.Final"));

Don't forget to start Furnace:

Future<Furnace> future = furnace.startAsync();
future.get(); // wait for Furnace to start, before continuing.

Once this is done, you'll now be able to request services from Furnace's AddonRegistry, and utilize the functionality of the addons you've installed:

MyServiceType instance = furnace.getAddonRegistry().getServices(MyServiceType.class).get();

Of course, addons can be pre-bundled into a project using the Furnace Maven Plugin, making it much simpler (and faster) to run your application:


To learn more about writing addons, see the full documentation here: