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Todd Merritt12/25/12
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What Problems Are Better Solved By SOAP Over REST?

In the battle for web service supremacy SOAP and REST have been battling for years. In my personal opinion this debate should have never existed.

Mark O'neill12/25/12
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What Scales Better, the Internet or an ESB?

I could go into a long diatribe about how SOAP is no better than ONC RPC. The reasoning is simple. What scales better, the Internet or an ESB?

Mitch Pronschinske12/24/12
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On Building An E-Commerce SOA Platform For The World's 2nd Largest Online Retailer

In 2010 the world’s 2nd largest web retailer (b2c) – the Hamburg-based Otto Group – decided to refactor large parts of its existing multi-tenancy middleware and backend landscape from a classical 3-tier layout towards a service oriented architecture.

Chris Haddad12/24/12
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Scale API Infrastructure

API usage and demand may be unpredictable. Can you scale API infrastructure to meet unexpected peak loads? While you scale API infrastructure, can you guarantee availability and meet service level agreements?

Mitch Pronschinske12/23/12
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SwitchYard - Service Repository Integration

If you haven't heard of SwitchYard yet, all you need to know is that it's going to replace JBoss ESB in the core of their Enterprise Application Platform (EAP). This video is a quick 8-minute tutorial in eclipse using an early version of SwitchYard to do some integration.

Mitch Pronschinske12/22/12
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The Future of the ESB at JBoss

In case you haven't heard, JBoss is going to replace JBoss ESB with a new framework called SwitchYard in their core platform. Might wanna check it out if you haven't yet...

Mitch Pronschinske12/20/12
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3-Minute ESB Evaluation Video

Learn what criteria's you should consider when selecting an ESB. This video from WSO2, gives you a framework you can use to eveluate an ESB. Their criteria may be slanted toward their own ESB, but you can still derive some value from these evaluation tactics.

Giorgio Sironi12/19/12
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Erlang: live upgrade

Erlang is able to load new versions of code modules without stopping the OS process, and even without stopping the execution of single functions. High availability means never having to reboot.

Mitch Pronschinske12/19/12
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ZeroMQ is the Answer

This article will look at how you can easily distribute work to background processes, provide flexible service brokering for your next service oriented architecture, and manage caches efficiently and easily with just PHP and the ZeroMQ libraries.

Mitch Pronschinske12/19/12
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Best Practices for integrating to mainframe with your ESB

Many projects have been stalled or cancelled because integrating to mainframe applications and data was a problem too great to overcome. Not anymore.

Mitch Pronschinske12/18/12
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Oracle Service Bus Poster

Any OSB users out there? Check out this OSB poster that comes courtesy of EAIESB, a vendor of SOA based solutions using Oracle Fusion, Glass Fish ESB commercial and open source tools. Print it and pin it up!

Gerard Davison12/17/12
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JSON-Schema in WADL

Gerard Davison has been looking into how to attach a JSON-Schema grammar of a JSON document in a WADL description of a service. This isn't a specification yet; but a proposal of how it might work consistently.

John D'Emic12/17/12
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Implementing Custom JSON or Map Data Validation with Mule DevKit

Payloads with less structure, like Map or JSON data, are a little bit trickier to validate. This is particularly true on the front-end of web-services where leniency in data format, particularly JSON, can be beneficial. In these cases a custom Message Processor is usually necessary to filter or sanitise the data.

Mitch Pronschinske12/15/12
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Intro to Mule ESB and the Elegant 'Endpoint' Data Channel

This is a core concepts example that demonstrates how to invoke a Mule application using HTTP. The example introduces two key concepts in Mule.

Chris Haddad12/14/12
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The 5 Components of an API Management Platform

When you select an API Management Platform, look for a solution enabling developers to rapidly find, subscribe to, and evaluate the APIs that enterprises make available. The development tools should provide on-demand self-service subscription and collaboration channels.