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Open-Source ESBs in Action: Example Implementations in Mule and ServiceMix by Jos Dirksen, Tijs Rademakers

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Chapter 1. The world of open source ESBs

 

 

If you ask integration specialists and architects to supply one buzzword used in the integration market today, enterprise service bus (ESB) would be one of the predominant answers. Concepts like service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) would also be mentioned. These buzzwords sound interesting, but are they just part of the hype in the integration market or do they represent real business value?

As with every buzzword in the integration industry, a sales pitch is involved, but these concepts have a business case. Other books are available that focus on SOA (such as Understanding ...

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