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Mitch Pronschinske11/24/14
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Integration Architecture: How We Got Here

The core messaging paradigm of modern integration is here to stay as we enter a new era of connected devices through the Internet of Things. ESBs are still a great solution for many tech firms given the variety of options, from lightweight to large legacy-integration scale.

Mitch Pronschinske05/05/14
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Infrastructure as Code: When Automation isn’t Enough

The best piece of advice to about using Infrastructure as Code is to stay connected to the vast community of innovative developers. If your systems remain open to the rapid changes in that community, you’ll be able to share and benefit from the cutting-edge ideas that will make your organization successful.

Mitch Pronschinske10/14/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 14)

Groupon moves to Node.js, StackEdit becomes the best new markdown editor, John Resig creates a Twitter list of women who code, and Randall Munroe writes a comic on functional programming. Those stories, plus a tool that makes you into an elite hacker like you see in the movies.

Mitch Pronschinske10/13/13
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The Blogging Programmer's Style Guide: Quirky Software Names

Have you ever been confused about whether you need to capitalize "node.js" or whether you should write "Angular.js", "AngularJS", or just "Angular"? Project names are a common writing inconsistency I see across developer blogs.

Mitch Pronschinske10/10/13
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Coder Reactions Part 1

Your life as a coder... in gifs. We have three in store for you this weekend. Feel free to send us your own coder gif reactions.

Mitch Pronschinske10/07/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (October 7)

Tim Berners-Lee vs. the EFF, the RESTful API Modeling Language, and the iOS7 HTML5 Report Card. Those stories, plus a bold idea for a new programming language, a theory about the drop in CS interest, and a great list of children's programming resources.

Mitch Pronschinske09/25/13
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Enterprise Integration Companies I Didn't Know About: Fiorano

I just learned about a company today called Fiorano Software and I'm surprised they've flown under my Enterprise Integration radar for so long. Along with their overall platform, they provide an ESB with a P2P, asynchronous architecture based on JMS 2.0, so they are firmly in the Java enterprise world.

Mitch Pronschinske09/17/13
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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Apache Axis2

The author of this blog series wanted to create a guide to Apache Axis2 that made absolutely no assumptions about the reader's technical experience. In fact, you don't even need to know programming. It introduces a bunch of concepts but they are only ones you need to know for using Axis2.

Mitch Pronschinske09/02/13
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API Gateway and API Portal - The pillars of API Management and the evolution of SOA

Gartner defines the combination of SOA Governance and API Management as "Application Services Governance". An API portal is also the "central store of truth", but now it includes REST APIs definitions (usually expressed using a Swagger-type format) as well as SOAP services.

Mitch Pronschinske08/25/13
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This may not be news to some developers, but it's good for people to know that ESBs are not just for service-oriented architecture. This article explains what proper ESB solutions and SOA architectures are supposed to imply.

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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The Bulleted Intro to ESBs and Mule ESB

Naresh Chintalcheru has a nice presentation that gives you the bare essentials for understanding Mule ESB (and other MuleSoft tools) along with the ESB ecosystem. Check it out below.

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/13
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Mule ESB and Spring Resources

I found some of the first places you'll want to go in the Mule ESB documentation once you register and download Mule ESB for usage on a Spring-based project. If you're wondering why you might want to use Mule ESB with Spring in the first place, Mulesoft has an article arguing why Mule is the best choice for Spring.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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The New Industrial SOA Article Series

I stumbled upon a pretty intensive series of articles on SOA on the Oracle Technology Network written collaboratively by 8 recognized industry experts. With the authors being mostly 3rd-party (not from Oracle), the series has turned out to be very useful and not focused on Oracle products.

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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Dynamically Setting WS-Security UT Token Usernames

The VP of the Apache Web Services project wrote a helpful blog this week that shows you two common patterns for dynamically setting WS-Security UT token usernames using WSO2 ESB.

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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Generator-Driven Contract Manufacturing in SOA

The best article I found in this month's Service Technology Magazine was about SOA maturity and contract standardization. See why the author argues for a generator-driven contract manufacturing process rather than using developer specifications and governance for specifications monitoring.