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  • Minding the API Hierarchy of Needs with RAML and APIkit

    Reza Shafii explains how to satisfy two fundamental needs of API design and implementation, as defined by the API hierarchy of needs, with RAML, API Designer and APIkit.

  • Choosing the Right ESB for Your Integration Needs

    Kai Wähner explains the differences between an integration framework, an ESB and an integration suite, following with advice for selecting the right one from existing commercial and open source solutions.

  • Mule ESB 3.3 Release and CloudHub

    MuleSoft, the company behind Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product Mule, recently released version 3.3 of the product. The new version's focus is to combine data integration with Mule's application integration capabilities and to deliver a solution for on-premise or cloud integration for developers. InfoQ spoke with Ross Mason and Daniel Feist about the new features and product roadmap.

  • Interview With Ross Mason On The Release Of Mule 3

    Mulesoft recently released Mule 3, their next generation ESB platform. The product comes with a lot of architectural changes under the hood to support the features aimed at making the product easier to use, such as Mule Cloud Connect and Flow, a message flow based service design. InfoQ caught up with Ross Mason to learn more about the product release and the new features in the product offering.

  • Open Cloud Will Make Business SHINE

    William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model based on agile principles and driven by an independent user community to define it further. He provides a sketch of a potential Cloud Operating System. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology).

  • Orchestrating RESTful Services With Mule ESB And Groovy

    In this article, David Dossot, co-author of Mule in Action, examines the power of Mule RESTpack and Groovy in orchestrating RESTful services in the Mule messaging platform. The article detail the interactions for each of these steps and will consider what particular Mule moving parts and Groovy features we have used to achieve such an interaction.

  • Routing Messages in Mule

    Jackie Wheeler discusses the use of Mule as a message routing solution for SOA middleware. The article covers key concepts, selection of a message style; passing, filtering and splitting messages; and, calling external services. Examples of messaging implementation are included.

  • Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen on Open Source ESB

    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.

  • Application Integration Through Mail Servers

    When performance and speed are not an issue, SMTP and POP3 can be used to integrate applications communicating to each other through a Mail Server. This article shows such an example using the Apache James Mail server plus Mule and ServiceMix.

  • Interview: Jim Marino and Meeraj Kunnumpurath on SCA and Fabric3

    BEA has released a Technology Preview of SCA support in WebLogic 10.3 based on the open source Fabric3 runtime. InfoQ spoke with Jim Marino, Director of Technology at BEA Systems and Meeraj Kunnumpurath, Lead Technologist at VocaLink. We talked about their views on SOA and SCA, what was VocaLink's approach to adopt SCA and some of the key benefits of the technology.

  • Using SEDA to Ensure Service Availability

    A new strategy for incorporating event driven architecture for scalability and availability of services in the context of SOA. These strategies are based on queuing research pioneered for the use of highly abailable and scalable services, initially in the Web context, but moving into the SOA and Web services context. Actual implementation is described in the context of Mule.

  • Evolutionary integration with ESBs

    ESB Programming experts provide simple working examples and clearly communicated ideas and patterns using the open source Mule ESB tool set. These examples provide both working code as well as suggest a methodology of evolutionary integration which can be used to dramatically simplify and accelerate SOA integration.