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Ross Mason05/31/13
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Mule ESB with the Oracle Database and IBM WebSphere MQ – Use case 3 of 3

In Part 2, we took a look at how to easily turn this into a SOAP XML service without any coding by utilizing the SOAP component for top-down web service generation and the Data Mapper for transformations.

David Isbitski05/31/13
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WOWAPI and APIMASH - free Starter Kits for your Windows Store Apps

Over the course of the past few weeks my team has been hard at work on creating a bunch of Starter Kits in response to the questions we had been getting from Windows Store developers. In particular these Kits focus on calling open web API’s for numerous services and wrap them into workable sample apps.

Steven Willmott05/30/13
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API Crafting Secrets: Into Fliptop API

From our perspective, APIs conquer all by making the integration of many different platforms and services possible. It enables computation and data from different entities to come together and work on a collective goal. We believe the world will spin faster as a result of API’s.

Tim Murphy05/30/13
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What Software Architects Can Learn From Baseball Teams

My friend Larry Calrkin did a whole series on Architecture by Baseball, but after going to a recent White Sox game I got to thinking about the how baseball mirrors my experience. For me it boils down to specialization, team work and leadership.

Ross Mason05/30/13
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Mule ESB with the Oracle Database and IBM WebSphere MQ – Use case 2 of 3

Now let’s turn the HTTP/JSON service we created in Part 1 into a SOAP web service by using a top-down approach of generating services from an existing WSDL. Download the files HRData.xsd and HRDataService.wsdl and place them in the root folder of your hrdataservice project.

Madhuka Udantha05/30/13
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Some Basics on XSLT Transformation

This post will elucidate some basic concerns for development of XSLT scripts. While I was writing some script for a wso2 ESB XSLT transformation I decided that this process would be a useful one to share.

Ben Wilcock05/29/13
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Book review: SOA Made Simple

Packt Publishing’s latest SOA book: ‘SOA Made Simple‘, claims to lay bare the fundamental strategies, goals, principals, benefits and impacts of service oriented architecture in a way that is easily accessible. In this review we’ll see if these claims are justified.

Blaise Doughan05/29/13
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EclipseLink 2.5 Release Available for Download

On behalf of the MOXy JAXB committers (great job by all), I am very proud to announce that EclipseLink 2.5 has been released and is available for download. In this post I will summarize what is new in the MOXy component.

Reza Rahman05/29/13
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Nigel Deakin on JMS 2

The 131st episode of the Java Spotlight podcast features an interview with JMS 2 specification lead Nigel Deakin. JMS 2 is one of the key parts of the Java EE 7 platform and a long awaited update to the very popular API.

Steven Lott05/29/13
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HamCalc -- Preserving the Legacy

The response to modernizing HamCalc was overwhelming. Apparently there are a fair number of people who also think that HamCalc is a treasure to be preserved, improved and added-to.

Mohamed Sanaulla05/28/13
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Parsing XML using DOM, SAX and StAX Parser in Java

In this post I parse the same XML in different parsers to perform the same operation of populating the XML content into objects and then adding the objects to a list.

Ross Mason05/28/13
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Data encryption with Mule Enterprise Security

In this post we are going to look at how to use the data encryption capabilities in Mule Studio. We’re going to be using Mule Enterprise. Consider the following flow

Steven Willmott05/28/13
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Welcome to Distributed

This year’s Gluecon as always was a mix ideas and memes (a great event as always!). Reflecting on the talks and conversations on the flight back, there seemed to be one to us which stood our more than any other, which was nicely captured by Michael Rose‘s Tweet...

Jagadeesh Motamarri05/28/13
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J2EE Design Patterns: Quick Introduction

Every author defined Design Patterns in slight variations but the essence is the same. The best in my opinion is by Christopher Alexander – “Each pattern is a three-part rule, which expresses a relation between a certain context, a problem, and a solution”

Ross Mason05/27/13
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Mule ESB with the Oracle Database and IBM WebSphere MQ – Use Case 1 of 3

I’ll start by creating a simple message flow to expose an HTTP REST service that retrieves a specific employee record from an Oracle HR database and returns it in JSON format.

Steven Willmott05/27/13
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Truecaller API: Searching 600M Phone #'s

Users of Truecaller can share their contacts and in return get access to the collaborative database of names and numbers. It is this unique data that Truecaller now has made available via their API. The API makes it possible to search among over 600 million phone numbers worldwide.

Ankur Sharma05/26/13
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Did My Plug-in Load?

One of the most frequent question I get asked is 'How to check if my plug-in is getting picked up properly?' The easiest way to verify is by using Host OSGi Console.

Manik Surtani05/26/13
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Interoperability between Embedded and Server Endpoints is here!

As mentioned by Mircea in the Infinispan 5.3.0.Beta2 release blog post, interoperability between embedded Infinispan and remote Infinispan modes, including Hot Rod, Memcached and REST is now here!

Brian Hitney05/25/13
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APIMASH and Intro to Game Dev Raleigh

I’m really excited to be hosting a few events in the Microsoft Raleigh office focused on Windows 8 development. The first on revolves around our APIMASH starter kits – a great way to get started building mashup style applications in Windows 8, with templates and examples in both C# and HTML/JS.

Manu Pk05/25/13
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GOF Design Patterns Notes on Trello!

Recently I was reviewing the Gang of Four Design Patterns and created a Trello board for them. Well, Here is how it looks! Hope it will be useful for others as well.

Christopher Taylor05/24/13
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Cloudy with a Chance of Integration: The Great iPaaS Gold Rush is On

The iPaaS rush is on and every cloud has a golden lining, but without clearly including a Cloud-based ESB in that strategy you might just be panning for iron pyrites.

Ross Mason05/24/13
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About DataMapper

Let’s say you need to map and transform a message payload from one structure and format to another. Of course, DataMapper is the perfect tool for that job. However, what if you also need to add to the payload as it is transformed and mapped?

Eric D. Schabell05/24/13
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More JBoss BRMS Demo Updates

This week the final GA of JBoss EAP 6.1.0 was released. Previously I had updated the Customer Evaluation Demo and the Rewards Demo to run on JBoss EAP 6.1.0.Beta, so this is a small step forward.

Steven Willmott05/24/13
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Panoptix APIs: Helping to Create Better Building Efficiency Applications

The Panoptix software is all about increasing options for delivering better building efficiency. The Panoptix platform is open and offers APIs so their partners can offer their efficiency applications that take advantage of Panoptix data.

Steven Willmott05/23/13
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API Economics: Create More Value than you Capture

When building an API, you want to create a lot of value for your users obviously, but you should also not try to capture all of that value. You should create more than enough.