Part 2. Using ESB core functionalities

By now you have a basic understanding of open source ESBs—Mule and ServiceMix in particular—so it’s time to take a closer look at the functionality an ESB can provide. In chapter 1, we described the core functionalities of an ESB; part 2 shows the practical usage of these functionalities. We start with a detailed description of routing, validation, and transformation functionality. Then we examine the connectivity options provided by Mule and ServiceMix.

Because web services connectivity is a subject on its own, we devote an entire chapter to this topic. We look at how to implement web services with Mule and ServiceMix, with a top-down as well as a bottom-up approach. We also look at support for WS-* standards, ...

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