Matthias Feraga posts

Consulting Chronicles

Not “yet another SOA blog post”

I had a job opportunity recently to work as an SOA architect, on SOA projects, in the SOA team of a consulting company. As many companies still make it their marketing, at OCTO we get annoyed with the negative effect of SOA term usage in lots of situations. Such situations include confusing marketing purposes, global IT strategy of a company, or SOA compliant architectures of many kinds. These approximations tend to hide weaknesses behind this term. We rather prefer to discuss on concrete solutions with respect to customer…

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Archi & Techno

Back from the Mule Summit 2011

We Octo Mule fanboys assisted at Mule Summit 2011 in Paris. The summit was quite confidential. This made the interactions with MuleSoft technical staff even richer. CTO and founder Ross Mason was here one more time. It was a pleasure to have such technical speakers. Last year we focused on Mule 3 new exchange architecture (FR). Meanwhile MuleSoft largely improved its ESB with new features. This year we will focus on what makes Mule ESB a reliable Enterprise solution.

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Archi & Techno

How to: choosing between lightweight and traditional ESBs

Lightweight ESBs, compared to traditional ESBs as their name suggests, are an emerging type of simplified integration solutions that focuses on recurring needs. They do not bring additional integration features, and intend to address integration issues in a new way instead. Well-known solutions in this category can be counted on the fingers of one hand: ApacheCamel, MuleESB and SpringIntegration for now (note the impartial alphabetical order...). The goal here is not to compare the three of them but to appreciate what for sure they have in common: their…

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