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Christian Posta02/18/14
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Cooking with Camel: New Cookbook with Recipes for Apache Camel!

Word on the street is that Camel tastes good. Well, I can’t vouch for that (as I haven’t tried it…), but what I can vouch for is that working with Apache Camel for integration projects is awesome! If you haven’t bridled this beast of burden for some integration work, then I bet you’ve been wasting a lot of time.

Madhuka Udantha02/17/14
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How to Create an LDAP Server From Apache Directory Studio

This article presents a tutorial that will guide you through all the steps for creating an LDAP server from Apache Directory Studio. The author uses the most recent edition of Apache Directory Studio 1.5.3 version.

Eric D. Schabell02/17/14
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Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite - How to Change Runtime Session Strategy

In another installment of the JBoss BPM Suite Tips & Tricks series we will be helping understand how you can modify the default session strategy for a deployment of your BPM project. The installation you will set up yourself, but you can use our installation project we have to save you some trouble.

Benjamin Ball02/16/14
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The Best of the Week (Feb. 7): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (Feb. 7 to Feb. 13). This week's topics include configurations in Apache Commons, Apache Karaf versioning, Marvel's REST API, Mule ESB unit testing, and API predictions for 2014.

Ricky Yim02/14/14
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Marvel's Superheroic REST API

Recently Marvel comics released a REST api that allows developers to access comic book characters and their associated comics and stories. I know how cool is this! This post will take you through some sample code and show you how to get information back from their API.

Eric Berg02/14/14
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The "Stickiness" of the Network Effect in the Enterprise

The top eight enterprise companies to IPO in last eight years are now trading for $48 billion total. There’s a massive opportunity for companies to connect people, applications, devices and even other companies to create more efficient, secure ways of working in the enterprise.

Chris Haddad02/13/14
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Defining an SOA Governance Approach

Service Oriented Architecture initiative success requires creating loosely coupled consumer-provider connections, enforcing a separation of concerns between consumer and provider, exposing a set of re-usable, shared services, and gaining service consumer adoption.

Faheem Sohail02/13/14
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Managing Configurations with Apache Commons Configuration

When building long running applications you are likely to run into a number of requirements related to configurations. Instead of writing your own code it is a much better idea to use Apache Commons Configuration which provides this capability.

Pascal Alma02/12/14
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Unit testing with Mule ESB 3.4 Enterprise Edition

There is a big chance that when you are using the Mule ESB EE as your ESB implementation and you are creating functional/unit tests you sooner or later will need a license on your test classpath to be able to run Mule in your unit tests. Luckily this isn’t very hard to accomplish.

James Strachan02/12/14
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Fabric8, JBoss Fuse, and Apache Karaf Versions

We're very excited about fabric8 being completely poly-container; so we can use fabric8 to provision and manage Karaf, Tomcat, Wildfly & vertx containers; stand alone JVMs along with working great with docker, OpenShift and jclouds - all with a lovely hawtio console for everything!

Claus Ibsen02/12/14
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To ServiceMix or Not to ServiceMix

Many developers wonder if they should continue using Apache ServiceMix tools or if they should be turning to another solution. What has happened on the ServiceMix project was that the ServiceMix kernel was pulled out of ServiceMix into its own project - Apache Karaf.

Anil Saldhana02/12/14
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SPNego Authentication with JBoss

SPNego is RFC 4178 used for negotiation either NTLM or Kerberos based SSO. A typical use case is for web applications to reuse the authentication used by Desktops such as Windows or Linux. In this article, we will explore approaches for SPNego authentication with JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.

Simon Brown02/11/14
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When C4 Becomes C5

I've been working with a number of teams recently, helping them to diagram their software systems using the C4 approach that is described in my Software Architecture for Developers book. To summarize, it's a way to visualize the static structure of a software system using a small number of simple diagrams.

Steven Willmott02/11/14
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API Predictions for 2014

2013 has been an impressive year for API technology both in terms adoption, technology and investment. This article postulates on what the new year has in store for API growth within the community.

Benjamin Ball02/10/14
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The Best of the Week (Jan. 31): Enterprise Integration

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (Jan. 31 to Feb. 6). This week's topics include a discussion of the SOA perspective in light of the API hype before it, how to configure an HTTPD for load failover, using Hawtio with ActiveMQ brokers, and more.

Madhuka Udantha02/10/14
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Since Representational State Transfer (REST) is becoming more popular, this article illustrates the process of getting the REST API from WSO2 ESB concepts through the XML. This tutorial covers the API context, resource mapping to URL mapping, and a demonstration with the ESB.

Chris Haddad02/10/14
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How to Build an Integrated Business

Obtaining a well integrated business is a core connected business tenet. By integrating business data, processes, rules, services and capabilities between internal and external IT assets, IT teams create an environment accelerating business interactions inside, outside, and across organizational boundaries.

Chris Haddad02/07/14
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Realizing Connected Business Architecture

Obtaining connected business attributes of accessibility, integrated, collaborative, and adaptive require  next-generation platform infrastructure to realize connected business architecture components. Innovative, next-generation platforms decrease the...

Faheem Sohail02/07/14
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How to Configure Tomcat/JBoss and Apache HTTPD for Load Balancing and Failover

This article will cover how to setup a load balanced JBoss or Apache Tomcat environment with the fail-over capability for an enterprise environment. This article assumes that both JBoss/Tomcat and Apache HTTPD are setup and running properly in your environment.

Claus Ibsen02/06/14
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Hawtio Connecting to Remote ActiveMQ Brokers

Hawtio is an awesome web console that allows you to manage your Java content. Hawtio has a plugin for managing ActiveMQ brokers, and is allowed to run in one JVM and connect remotely to other JVMs. This article covers how to use the latest Hawtio 1.2.2 as a standalone application to connect to remove brokers.

Mike Hadlow02/05/14
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EasyNetQ: A Layered API

EasyNetQ is a collection of components that provide services on top of the RabbitMQ.Client library. EasyNetQ's core goal is to make working with RabbitMQ as easy as possible through a combination of layered services and tools.

Pascal Alma02/05/14
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Message Throttling with Mule ESB

This article tackles some of the integration and performance issues involved with throttling messages to the Mule ESB service. The performance of the web service can suffer when trying to handle concurrent messages, but this can be fixed with a few optimizations.

Mark O'neill02/05/14
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B2B Drives Mainframe/API Integration, and Security is a Key Concern

This article breaks down the results of a survey given to the audience of a webinar about popular integration topics such as mainframe integration, cloud services, B2B integration, and a list of primary concerns when it comes to API management.

Kees Pieters02/04/14
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JXSE and Equinox Tutorial, Part 3: Introducing the JP2P Container

In the third part of this series on implementing JXTA in Eclipse/equinox, the JP2P container is introduced as a novel way to create JXTA applications. This tutorial will cover some features that are already available, and can help to make the development of JXTA applications in Eclipse/Equinox a bit easier.

Chris Haddad02/04/14
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SOA Perspective and API Echo

The SOA perspective is reverberating into an API echo. During past SOA craze days proponents pitched SOA’s benefits from both business and technical perspectives. The benefits are real, yet sometimes very difficult to obtain. Surprisingly, today’s API proponents target similar benefits, but with an execution twist.