Book: Open-Source ESBs in Action

Recently I have bought the book “Open-Source ESBs in Action” from Rademakers, Dirksen from Manning. It has a foreword from Guillaume Nodet, the famous Servicemix architect, which we know at blue elephant, so it has been a must-buy after it finally is the first book on Servicemix that there is. The book focuses on Mule and Servicemix, a pitty that OpenESB isn’t covered as a alternative approach, but well.

So far, the book is well-structured, providing a good insight also in side-topics and offers a lot of examples also with concrete configuration sniplets etc. I can recommend it.

The book web site contains links, updates, articles and presentations on the topic.

Presentation JUGS 2008

Posthum, I’d like to mention that I was presenting on this years’ Java Forum Stuttgart 2008 ( organized by the Java User Group Stuttgart (JUGS) a architecture presentation “SOA oder so – ESB für Querdenker” (Abstract E7). The topic was how to use a enterprise service bus (ESB) to build products in contrast to using them in projects. I mainly reported on experiences we got from the MIDAS architecture including special techniques we use, tips and tricks etc.

There was quite a audience in the room and it was a good experience holding a presentation in front of such a audience. I was though not sure whether it was really interesting the the audience in the end as there was not too much feedback. Check out the slides if you like.