Friday, October 10, 2008

jBPM & JBoss ESB Demonstration

I am a learn by example, learn by demonstration kind of guy. I prefer to see the technology running before I'm willing to invest time into downloading it, reading the documentation and trying it out.

Here is a Flash-based recording of JBoss ESB + jBPM. This is your best starting point if you only have 17 minutes for an immersion into SOA the JBoss way. This demo includes the Spring AOP trick of "eavesdropping" (aka wiretap) on the JPetstore so that the order is routed through the ESB and into a jBPM process which orchestrates the services & manages the human tasks.

jBPM and ESB 4.2 Demo:

I'll make an effort to record more demonstrations of JBoss ESB quickstarts & examples in the future. For more information on JBoss ESB, please visit:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Eclipse World & Enterprise Service Bus

Next presentation will be at Eclipse World in Reston, VA (Oct 28 -30 2008) cover Advanced Enterprise Service Bus techniques.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 10:30 am – 11:45 am
607 Advanced Enterprise Server Bus

This will be a dynamic session focused on demonstrating the customary capabilities associated with an Enterprise Service Bus for SOA-focused middleware. These capabilities include service hosting, message delivery, endpoint registry, protocol mediation, transformation, orchestration, BPM, declarative routing rules, BPEL, and rules services.

The instructor will also discuss enterprise integration patterns, such as Filter, Content-Based Router, Splitter, Aggregator, Wire Tap, etc. In addition, he will demonstrate a technique that shows a practical application of Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) that allows you to extend your existing Web application silos to an ESB infrastructure.

Tweets in Blog Posts

Obviously, I'm not the most prolific blogger, I rarely have to time to sit and write. The majority of my outbound enthusiasm is via public speeches and webinars. In an effort to slowly ease into become a writer/publisher, I'll try to make my Twitter tweets feed the blog.

The trick is simple once you know where to look:
- open your twitter account
- click on Settings
- More Info URL: insert your blog url here
- click on (You can also add Twitter to your site here)
- select from, Blogger, facebook, TypePad or Other
- In the case of Blogger it provides a Javascript "widget" to add which at this moment (for me) added some of the tweets plus some leftover Javascript that shows up as content. I was able to minimize that to just 3 commas.

I'll have to figure that out in the future.