Four years after the publication of the first SCA specification draft, SCA remains a technology that is not well known or understood. Yet IBM and Oracle have built key product suites with it.Jim Marino and Michael Rowley, both co-authors of the SCA specifications, have published a practical guide to get started with SCA which covers the entire programming model from persistence to presentation.
In this article, David Dossot, co-author of Mule in Action, examines the power of Mule RESTpack and Groovy in orchestrating RESTful services in the Mule messaging platform. The article detail the interactions for each of these steps and will consider what particular Mule moving parts and Groovy features we have used to achieve such an interaction.
Message routing is an essential consideration for middleware. This article addressed the use of Mule middleware to implement flexible message routing services.
In this article we look at how the open source JBossESB has been used to integrate legacy COBOL CICS applications without necessarily having to rely on XML and Web Services stacks. 4
InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action” and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs. 1
In a new article, Sun's Derek Frankforth describes and contrasts the strengths and weaknesses two different styles of setting up a distributed JBI topology, and shows how they complement each other. 1
In this article, Joshua Long introduces the readers to Spring Integration, an extension of the Spring framework supporting the Enterprise Integration Patterns. 12
When performance and speed are not an issue, SMTP and POP3 can be used to integrate applications communicating to each other through a Mail Server. 9
In this article, Boris Lublinsky explains how Grid computing can be used in the overall SOA architecture, and introduces a programming model for Grid utilization in the implementation of SOA services. 2
Smooks is best known for its transformation capabilities, but in this article Tom Fennelly describes how you can also use it for structured event streaming. 17
Applied SOA is a new book on Service Oriented Architecture written by 4 SOA practitioners that aims at making you successful with your SOA implementation. 3
In this article, Adrien Louis and Marc Dutoo discuss the differences and relative merits of using orchestration vs. routing in a typical ESB setup, and discuss various implementation options.