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Article: Getting Started With Spring Integration

by Abel Avram on  Jan 20, 2009 13

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.

Presentation by Martin Fowler and Jim Webber: "Does My Bus Look Big in This?"

by Stefan Tilkov on  Jun 07, 2008 21

In this presentation, recorded at QCon London 2008, ThoughtWorks' Chief Scientist Martin Fowler and Global Head of Architecture Jim Webber share their views of the typical corporate ESB, which in their opinion has grown too fat for its own good. Martin and Jim suggest the Web's architecture as a possible and more light-weight alternative, in line with their preference for agile approaches.

The Simple Solution to SOA is ESBs?

by Mark Little on  Jun 01, 2008 2

A recent ebizQ podcast with IBM's Lief Davidsen discusses how ESBs can be used as the simple solution to adopting SOA. The "should I or shouldn't I?" debate around the relationship between ESB and SOA has raged for a while and this interview will probably not be the final word.

Mocking Web Services

by Boris Lublinsky on  May 10, 2008 1

Service simulation (mocking) – the ability to mimic service behavior even before they are implemented - enables service consumer developers and testers to parallelize their efforts without having to wait for service implementation to complete. Service simulation also provides a light-weight alternative to building expensive reference environments.

Presentation: Voca, UK's largest payment processing engine running Spring

by Ryan Slobojan on  May 05, 2008 1

In this presentation from QCon London 2007, William Soo and Meeraj Kunnumpurath discuss the Voca transaction processing system architecture, the previous Mainframe-based architecture, architectural challenges and requirements, the new Spring and J2EE-based architecture, upcoming challenges for Voca, and technologies to watch for in the future.

Mule Founder: JBI Missing the Mark

by Masoud Kalali on  May 05, 2008 2

Mule founder Ross Mason recently discussed how Java Business Integration (JBI) compares with Mule's architecture. Among the JBI aspects he criticized, his concerns about being very XML dependent, lack of re-usability of JBI artifacts (Binding Components, Service Engines), heavy set of APIs are the most notable items.

Mule 2.0 Released

by Ian Roughley on  Apr 24, 2008 3

Mule, a lightweight and highly scalable ESB, has just release Mule 2.0. New features in the 2.0 release include improved configuration using XML Schema, a closer Spring integration, and signification architectural improvements.

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