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.
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.
In this article, Adrien Louis and Marc Dutoo discuss the differences and relative merits of using orchestration vs. routing in a typical ESB setup. They discuss various approaches to connecting services, from low level ones like customized routing, to high-level ones using business oriented approaches like workflow and orchestration, and conclude that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Deutsche Post World Net, one of the world's largest logistics companies has announced plans to contribute its SOA platform to the Eclipse Foundation. InfoQ had a chance to talk to those responsible.
An overview of the emerging programming models in SOA including Windows Communication Framework (WCF), Java Business Integration (JBI) and Service Component Architecture(SCA). 4
This is the second part of InfoQ's ESB series, an exploration of the Enterprise Service Bus. The focus is use cases for ESB --referencing analysts, survey research and community feedback. 27
A healthy debate has arisen in the SOA community around the Enterprise Service Bus. What is the best definition of an ESB? When should an ESB be deployed? What is its role in SOA? 32