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One (ESB) to Many (Mule)

Something I talk about in our Architect’s course is the structure of the ESB and how this relates to Mule and a Mule topology. Often, people think of an ESB as a single box on a diagram and then assume that they would have one single Mule running in their...

Reusable Business Components

Paul De Winne delivered a well-prepared session at Devoxx 2008 where he spoke about how business components can be built with reusability in mind.  He works for HP and has often been called in to consult on projects that have problems with reusability and used a few...

RESTing on BPM

REST was featured one other time at Devoxx in a talk by Cristina Lau from IBM who showed us a REST based architecture for work flow management.  Given my interest in BPM, I was curious to see what this is all about. Coincidentally, I’m also curious about BPM and...

The Life of a Service

I was reading Thomas Erl’s  “SOA – Principles of Service Design” and came across an interesting statement that I had never seen written before, despite it being so obvious. “Much of service-orientation is geared toward producing services...

When is a service not a service?

I’m reading Thomas Erl’s “Principles of Service Design”.  So far, I’m finding it to be a good read since Mr Erl takes great care to explain what the SOA space is all about and what, exactly, a service should be.  I do have a slight...

Data Cleansing – Working with People

While reading Dan Power’s From Customer Cleanup to Data Governance, I found myself thinking of a data cleansing operation I was in charge of a few years back. I’ve written about data cleansing before, but these lessons learnt will be valuable for anyone...