On March 30th, 2016 Microsoft announced the release of their BizTalk Server 2016 Community Technical Preview 1 (CTP). This release is one of Microsoft’s milestones they highlighted in their recent Integration Roadmap. In addition to the BizTalk Server CTP, Microsoft has also released an initial CTP for its Host Integration Server offering.
Open-source middleware vender WSO2 announced new capabilities in its platform for managing Internet of Things (IoT) applications and processing IoT data. The enhancements include support of MQTT (a lightweight M2M/IoT publish/subscribe connectivity protocol), the Activiti business process management (BPM) platform, and the Open Data OData 4.0 protocol.
InfoQ sat down with Markus Eisele, developer advocate at Red Hat, at the Devoxx BE conference, and asked about his thoughts on implementing microservice architectures within large-scale enterprise organisations. The conversation was primarily based on his recent O'Reilly mini-book publication, “Modern Java EE Design Patterns: Building Scalable Architecture for Sustainable Enterprise Development".
MuleSoft has announced this month the release of ESB 3.6 runtime, improvements to Anypoint Studio and the Anypoint Platform for Mobile to support mobile application development.
MuleSoft recently announced their Anypoint Platform supporting the development, deployment and integration of cloud and on-premise services. InfoQ caught up with MuleSoft CTO Ross Mason during his global Mule Summit tour to talk about the new platform. Ross founded the open-source Mule project.
WSO2 Developer Studio 3.0 and 3.1 improve ESB and Registry Resource Editor tools, has better performance, uses Eclipse Juno SR2, and supports JAX-RS REST code generation.
In his new post Subbu Allamaraju discusses some of the problems with current APIs usage and suggests the introduction of an additional layer responsible for aligning APIs to the client requirements.
Jaime Ryan in an article for ComputerWorld recommends the replacement of ESBs with lower-cost, easy-to-use and lightweight modern SOA gateways which fulfill not only the typical ESB functional requirements but also add non-functional capabilities. InfoQ spoke to Jaime Ryan to present his detailed analysis behind this reasoning.
A couple of weeks ago, MuleSoft announced the availability of its new Integration Platform as a Service: Mule iON. This iPaaS comes with a series of out-of-the-box connectors to integrate with SaaS solutions, Cloud services and social media platforms. Mule iON also provides a secure gateway to the enterprise to access these APIs and integration scenarios.
This week, MuleSoft released version 3.1 of its enterprise service bus, Mule ESB. Mule 3.0 was released in September with one major focus: "simplify everything...to make Mule 3 more accessible to everyone". This week, Mule 3.1 takes the simplification further by focusing on Mule Cloud Connect, Mule Flow and BPM.
Ross Mason, founder of MuleSource expressed his frustration with OSGi: "OSGi is a great specification for middleware vendors, but a terrible specification for the end user." He argues that OSGi just isn’t ready for the developer yet as it is too difficult to completely make it invisible to a developer.
A long standing debate in the SOA community about top down vs. bottom up approaches to SOA resurfaced recently, after open source ESB maker MuleSoft announced the release of a management console said to support their bottom-up approach to SOA management philosophy.
In his new post, Ganesh Prasad tries to describe the most complex issues of an SOA implementation and provides recommendations on how to solve them.
Tcat Server, an Apache Tomcat-based application server created by MuleSoft (formerly MuleSource), was released today. InfoQ took the opportunity to talk with Mahau Ma, Greg Schott and Ross Mason of MuleSoft to learn more about Tcat Server and another new integration framework called iBeans.
The NServiceBus, previously covered by InfoQ in an interview with Udi Dahan (the creator of NServiceBus), is just released in version 1.9. The new version includes a decreased footprint on dependency injection frameworks like Spring.NET and the amount of assemblies referenced is reduced to only one.