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Open Source SOA by Jeff Davis

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Chapter 10. ESB implementation with Apache Synapse

In chapter 9 we introduced the enterprise service bus (ESB) and described its role in service-oriented architecture (SOA). While there is some debate as to exactly what constitutes an ESB, at its core it's messaging middleware that provides such services as message routing, transformation, and connectivity/bridging for a variety of protocols. In the open source community, there are several outstanding ESB choices, including Mule, Apache ServiceMix, and OpenESB, among others. For our Open SOA Platform, we've selected Apache Synapse. Although you've seen a brief hands-on introduction to Synapse, we haven't explored the specifics of using the product. We'll cover those specifics in this chapter and ...

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