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.
While in the past, the Java community debated over backing SCA or JBI, there are some signs that both of them might be formally incorporated into Java EE 6.
At JavaOne 2008, Jos Dirksen and Tijs Rademakers talked about using Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI) frameworks together to get the best of both worlds. Using a sample application, they explained how to deploy an SCA application on a JBI container. In another SCA related session, Mike Edwards gave an overview of SCA architecture model.
Sun Microsystems started a tour in the US to present a comprehensive view of the technologies and approaches it recommends to build Service-Oriented-Architectures with Java Technology.
Last week however, IONA presented their open source strategy roadmap with the announcement of a merger of the former Logicblaze FUSE product and IONAs own Celtix product. The new open source product line will keep the FUSE brand and will consist of four product modules that can either be deployed together or independently.
Sun unveils JBI 2.0 technical committee which has its first face-to-face meeting at JavaOne and follows up with a full evening of JBI related events.
LogicBlaze, the first venture funded/created by open source VC Simulalabs has been acquired by IONA, who offers the Artix enterprise ESB as well as Celtix, an open source ESB platform. LogicBlaze offered subscription support and training (as well as the development) behind the ActiveMQ project as well as ServiceMix ESB. InfoQ spoke to IONA and others to get the full details.
In this interview, Stefan Tilkov talks about his views about SOA, including the definition and role of SOA in general, different styles of implementing it, its applications in the real world, and the role of ESBs. Stefan consults on SOA with the Fortune 1000 and has very practical views on the matter.
Bostech has released an alpha version of ChainBuilder, another entry into the ESB market. ChainBuilder is based on JBI and includes a graphical design tool for Eclipse.
Author Boris Lublinski provides an overview of WCF (Indigo), JBA and SCA. These programming models attempt to go beyond just service invocations by seamlessly incorporating service orchestration support and many of the patterns required for successful SOA implementation. They also serve as a foundation for implementation of the Enterprise Service Bus.
In this NoFluff talk, Mark Richards tells us what an ESB is, its role, what capabilities it provides, and the various ways an ESB can be implemented. He takes a close look at the JBI specification (JSR-208) and explains what impact it will have with the ESB world. This will teach you how to determine your own specific requirements for an ESB and then match these requirements to the product space.
Backed by Hummer Winblad and Morgenthaler ventures to the tune of $4M dollars, CEO Dave Rosenberg and Mule ESB Open Source Leader Ross Mason are ready to take on the biggest ESB players with their Open Source ESB strategy. But not only are other ESB companies waiting, but the field is already crowded with other Open Source options.
BEA has released its AquaLogic Service Bus v2.5. The update features a host of smaller feature updates including improved standards support for UDDI and SAML 1.1
A healthy debate has arisen in the SOA community around the Enterprise Service Bus. Is an ESB needed? What is the best definition of an ESB? When should an ESB be deployed? What is its role in SOA? In the first part of a series, InfoQ explores this vital topic.