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Mitch Pronschinske03/11/10
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Opening the JBoss Toolbox 3.1

JBoss just wrapped up it's work on JBoss Tools 3.1 with a final release.  The umbrella project includes Eclipse plugins for JBoss AS, Hibernate, Drools, jBPM, JSF, (X)HTML, Seam, Smooks, JBoss ESB, JBoss Portal, and more.  JBoss Tools 3.1 will require...

Jeff Mesnil03/05/10
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Getting Started with the HornetQ Messaging System

HornetQ is an open source project to build a multi-protocol, embeddable, clustered messaging system with very high performance, . Messaging systems (or MOM for Message-oriented middleware) are systems focused on sending and receiving messages to...

Steven Lott03/05/10
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The Web is my ESB, but it's slow...

Transaction design seems to be really hard for some people. The transactions they build seem to based on some crazy assumptions. The problem is that benchmarking is hard because you have to build enough stuff to get a meaningful benchmark. Everyone...

Sunil Parikh03/03/10
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Book Review - Dynamic SOA and BPM

The book begins with an approach From Simplified Integration to Dynamic Processes. Describes common pitfalls limiting the value of SOA and BPM and why full values of these services are not...

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ESB Performance Testing - Round 4

This article is based on the 4th round of ESB Performance testing conducted by the author since June 2007. This performance framework has now become the de-facto ESB Performance test suite, with vendors such as WSO2, BEA and Mule using it to publish...

Asankha Perera03/02/10
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Use the UltraESB as a Security Gateway for HTTP/S, REST, SOAP, Hessian, Text etc

This article explains how the UltraESB could be used as a HTTP/S or SOAP Security gateway, to front internally deployed services of an organization in a SOA. The UltraESB allows SSL termination, WS-Security validation/termination, HTTP Basic/Digest...

Lyndsey Clevesy02/24/10
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Apache Cassandra: Pragmatic Consistency for Massive Scale

In this talk, Stu Hood, a Rackspace software engineer, explains the growth of interest in alternative databases that gave rise to the term "NoSQL". ...

Len DiMaggio02/24/10
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From HTTP to ESB - JBossESB 4.7's New Servlet based HTTP Gateway

One of the primary functions performed by JBossESB is the routing of messages between services. (Remember that, on an ESB, everything is either a message or a service.) The messages that JBoss ESB handles conform to org.jboss.soa.esb.message.Message.

Geertjan Wielenga02/18/10
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Interview: Mule ESB Designer on the NetBeans Platform

FreeGate is a free and open source Enterprise Service Bus application based on the Mule ESB. It is developed by a Luxemburg-based research institute aiming to simplify and extend Mule, especially with healthcare related functionalities, such as support for...

Michele Mauro02/15/10
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Book Review: 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know

"97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know" is the kind of book that you read cover to cover and then keep near your workspace. Then, when you need advice, inspiration, or when you wonder...

Mitch Pronschinske02/15/10
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Griffon Front-End, Grails Back-End: Groovy End-to-End

The development teams for various Groovy projects have done a great job making all of their frameworks work well together when building and deploying applications.  If you visit the Network section of Griffon plugins, you might notice that all of those...

Mitch Pronschinske02/12/10
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HornetQ Stings the Competition in Peer-Reviewed Benchmarks

Software vendors can say what they want about their products, but most developers want proof, which is why people want to test different products against the competition.  Researchers at UT Darmstadt have been testing the performance of enterprise...

Len DiMaggio02/10/10
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MessageAlerts in JBossESB 4.7

JBossESB 4.7 includes some great new features. In this post, I wanted to highlight a feature that can help you determine whether one of your Services or Actions are clogging things up. The new feature feature is...

Mitch Pronschinske02/09/10
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AmberPoint Acquisition Will Fill in Oracle's SOA Gaps

With the Sun integration still in progress, Oracle recently added another acquisition to its plate.  The company recently announced that it will be buying AmberPoint to bolster its own SOA offerings within the Fusion Middleware portfolio.  The FAQ document...

Nitin Bharti02/04/10
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A Look Inside the HornetQ Project with Tim Fox

JBoss HornetQ is an open source project to build a multi-protocol, embeddable, high performance messaging system. With the recent 2.0 release of the project, DZone caught up with HornetQ project lead Tim Fox to learn about the latest features, the project's...