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ESB = Erroneous Spaghetti Box?

While re-reading the Microservices article by Martin Fowler, I was triggered by the following footnote #7: We can’t resist mentioning Jim Webber’s statement that ESB stands for “Egregious Spaghetti Box”.  I viewed the presentation – from 2008 – in which Jim Webber and Martin Fowler...
ESB = Erroneous Spaghetti Box?

Micro Services – Conway Law and Application Integration teams

“Micro Services” is a new buzzword in world of IT architects. As it talks about application components communicating over a network and contains “services”, it probably has something to do with SOA and integration. So I had to look into it. Let’s bulletize the description...
Micro Services – Conway Law and Application Integration teams

Message modeling and XSD generation

As an integration consultant I work almost daily with XML messages. In my opinion in order to work efficiently with XML you need to have XML schemas. XML schemas makes it possible to validate your messages (including those hard to find typo’s in mappings), they...
Message modeling and XSD generation

Websphere Technical University Düsseldorf 2014 – First impressions

Impressions of the first day of the Websphere Technical University 2014 in Düsseldorf The Websphere Technical University and Digital Experience conference is held in Düsseldorf from the 28th of october till the 31st. With over 16 rooms for each timeslot there is something to each...
Websphere Technical University Düsseldorf 2014 – First impressions

webMethods Integration Server StatsViewer

When running a lot of assets or a small footprint, memory consumption becomes a problem. Luckily the webMethods IS logs the memory usage in the stats logs (for those that don’t have more advanced monitoring like jmx). However these log files contain the usage as...
webMethods Integration Server StatsViewer

Building blocks for government information exchange

Last Monday I taught the SAI workshop “Integratie: van EAI over SOA tot Cloud”. I explained that there are many technical web services standards (WS-*). But that there is little attention from software vendors for the standardization of the functional side of web services. There are few standard XML schema...
Building blocks for government information exchange

Great IBM BPM book: Kolban on IBPM

IBM publishes loads of free Redbooks. But for the IBM BPM solution, there is another great – and free – source of information. i8c colleague Jef pointed me to the free book of Neil Kolban. Neil Kolban is an IBM employee who gathers all there is to know...
Great IBM BPM book: Kolban on IBPM

BPMN reading material

As an IT consultant, one spends quite some time getting to and from your project locations. Lately I’ve been spending quite some time on the train. Ideal moment to refresh my BPMN knowledge.  I picked the book “Real-Life BPMN” on Amazon Kindle. The authors –...
BPMN reading material

How to troubleshoot an SSL connection issue on webMethods v8.2 Integration Server

Ever had to troubleshoot an SSL connection issue but overwhelmed by a “je ne sais quoi” feeling ? Let me try to ease your pain based on recent experience. Use case : Integration Server acts as an ssl client, connecting to a partner’s HTTPs server...
How to troubleshoot an SSL connection issue on webMethods v8.2 Integration Server

SDDC vs webMethods Command Central

The IT infrastructure of large corporations is setting sail to a new promised land called Software-defined data center (SDDC). SDDC envisions to have all elements of the infrastructure — networking, storage, CPU and security – virtualized and delivered as a service. Naysayers argument that SDDC...
SDDC vs webMethods Command Central

webMethods flow sonarqube plugin availability

Dear webMethods users We are pleased to announce that our code quality project has been added to the open source community and hereby available free of charge for all webMethods customers! The project consists of a sonarqube plugin which allows sonarqube to analyse webMethods flow-code....
webMethods flow sonarqube plugin availability

Webmethods Command Central 9.5 User configuration

Introduction: Command central is one of the new components from WebMethods 9.0 It helps you monitor and manage your environment in one visual tool. This compononent is growing with each version. The way the user management works is a bit different from the other components....
Webmethods Command Central 9.5 User configuration