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Since releasing my latest book, Enterprise Service Bus (O'Reilly Media, 2004), I have been doing a fair amount of visiting corporations, conducting seminars, and generally discussing with enterprise architects the subject of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how an enterprise service bus (ESB) backbone can be leveraged to provide a framework for an enterprise SOA. Along the way, I have been asked many questions about the nature of an ESB. I have also fended off some misconceptions that have been growing in the general IT population regarding what an ESB is and when, where, and how it can be used. I have gathered together the most popular questions and misconceptions, and offer some clarity in the form of a "top ten" list. Myth #1. ESB is just a new name for EAI. While many IT architecture groups are focusing on building SOAs, they still inevitably be... (more)

Universal Middleware: What's Happening With OSGi and Why You Should Care

The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) Alliance is working to realize the vision of a "universal middleware" that will address issues such as application packaging, versioning, deployment, publication, and discovery. In this article we'll examine the need for the kind of container model provided by the OSGi, outline the capabilities it would provide, and discuss its relationship to complementary technologies such as SOA, SCA, and Spring. Enterprise software is often composed of large amounts of complex interdependent logic that makes it hard to adapt readily to changes in r... (more)

The Java Message Service

The Java Message Service (JMS) is an enterprise-capable middleware component based on message-oriented middleware (MOM) fundamentals. Since its introduction as a Java software specification in November 1998, vendor implementations have brought JMS forward as a first class, e-business messaging communications platform suitable for exchanging critical business data over the Internet. This article is the first in a series of three that explain the application program interfaces (APIs), the message delivery semantics, and the deployment environments that are well suited to JMS appli... (more)

Guaranteed Messaging With JMS

The notion of guaranteed delivery of Java Message Service messages has been lightly touched on in other recently published articles on JMS. But what really makes a JMS message "guaranteed"? Should you just take it on faith, or would you like to know what's behind it? This article answers these questions via a detailed discussion of message persistence, internal acknowledgment rules, and message redelivery. Using excerpts condensed from the book we coauthored, Java Message Service, we'll explain how JMS guaranteed messaging works - including once-and-only-once delivery semantics,... (more)

Service-Oriented Integration: Making the Right Choices to Support Next-Generation Integration

  Applications are increasingly being developed "built-to-integrate," providing the ability to easily expose key functionality through commonly defined interfaces. Gartner calls this concept SODA, or Service-Oriented Development of Applications, fitting into its overall Service-Oriented Architecture landscape. When applied to the ever-present integration challenge, SODA represents a transition to service-oriented integration. In this presentation, Chappell will examine the leading choices for supporting service-oriented integration: enterprise service buses (ESBs), integration ... (more)