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Fremantle and Weerawarana on WSO2's New OSGi-based SOA Platform

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 5

WSO2, the company behind many of the Apache foundation's Web services projects, has released new versions of most of its software, now running on an OSGi-based platform called "Carbon". InfoQ spoke to WSO2 co-founders Paul Fremantle and Sanjiva Weerawarana.

Article: Mainframe Integration with JBoss ESB and LegStar

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 16, 2009 4

In a new article, Fady Moussallam & Mark Little describe how to use the open source JBossESB to integrate legacy COBOL CICS applications without necessarily having to rely on XML and Web Services stacks.

An ESB Vendors Evaluation by Forrester Research

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 16, 2009 1

Forrester Research has just released a new 171-criteria evaluation of enterprise service bus (ESB) vendors, which finds that Progress Software, Oracle, Software AG, IBM, and TIBCO Software have the most-focused ESB and service-oriented-architecture- (SOA-) related strategies, the most-mature tooling, and the greatest flexibility in deployment and configuration.

Interview: Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen on Open Source ESB

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2009 1

InfoQ has published a sample chapter from the book “Open Source ESBs In Action”, authored by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen, and took the opportunity to interview the authors about their experience in using open source ESBs in real-world projects.

Article: Distributed JBI

by Stefan Tilkov on  Feb 10, 2009 1

Officially, the JBI (Java Business Integration) standard is limited to a single Java Virtual Machine (JVM) instance. 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 using OpenESB, and shows how they complement each other in the end.

Optaros and MuleSource Help Nespresso With Next-Generation SOA Solution

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jan 30, 2009

Nestlés Nespresso SA division, which is headquartered in Paudex, Switzerland, recently announced the successful completion the first phase of their SOA initiative 'NesOA' in just six months! Optaros and MuleSource helped define and implement a new middleware architecture called Nespresso Open Architecture, or NesOA.

Article: Getting Started With Spring Integration

by Abel Avram on  Jan 20, 2009 12

In this article, Joshua Long introduces the readers to Spring Integration, an extension of the Spring framework supporting the Enterprise Integration Patterns. After a short introduction into Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), the article presents an example of the integration between an email application and a blogger one.

Article: Application Integration Through Mail Servers

by Abel Avram on  Dec 19, 2008 9

In this article, a book excerpt from Open Source ESB in Action, Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen present a way of integrating applications through mail servers when speed and performance are not paramount. The article shows how to use SMTP and POP3 protocols from Mule and ServiceMix to communicate back and forth with Apache James, an open source mail server.

Article: Structured Event Streaming with Smooks

by Mark Little on  Nov 26, 2008 17

The Smooks project has been used in several ESBs for transformation techniques since the first adoption by JBossESB. However, in this article Tom Fennelly discusses how it can be used for much more than that.

Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP‏

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 18, 2008

With the wealth of new features and support for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, Microsoft ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP, released last week, strengthens company’s position in the ESB market.

Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5 Enterprise Released

by Dilip Krishnan on  Oct 21, 2008

MuleSource, a provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, announced the general availability of Mule 2.1 Enterprise and Mule Galaxy 1.5.

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1 Released

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 15, 2008 4

Red Hat has released a new version of the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform (version 4.3) and a new version of JBoss Operations Network (2.1). The new SOA Platform allows for the remote monitoring and management of open source SOA deployments while the new integrated management platform aims to improve cooperative support.

Oracle Unveils ts SOA Product Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 12, 2008

After the Oracle acquisition of BEA it was not clear how Oracle was going to integrate often competing SOA products in its and BEA’s portfolio. In his presentation last month David Shaffer, VP Product Managemen for, Oracle Integration, described the Oracle-BEA product Strategy and Roadmap for SOA, BPM, Governance and Events.

Author Interview, Book review, Sample Chapter: "Applied SOA"

by Stefan Tilkov on  Aug 05, 2008 3

InfoQ features an interview with the authors and a review of a new book on "Applied SOA", as well as a sample chapter for download. Among the authors is Boris Lublinsky, one of InfoQ's SOA editors. In the interview, the authors talk about major hurdles in SOA introduction, the problem with lack of skills, and their assessment of SOA's maturity.

BizTalk Services Have Been Updated

by Abel Avram on  Jul 17, 2008

BizTalk Labs has updated its range of connectivity and business process services through the BizTalk Services SDK which offers access to the following services: Workflow, Identity, Windows Live ID Credentials, Unauthenticated Access, TransportClientCredentials, HTTP Connectivity Mode.

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