Tag Archives: integration

The ESB is Dead – Testament of a System Integrator

By | April 5, 2017

In this article I will talk about why I believe that the enterprise service bus is unsuitable when you have, or expect, more than a handful of integration scenarios and my thoughts about in what direction to look instead. In addition I will add in some thoughts and experiences in related areas. I will not… Read More »

Message Cowboy – Task Execution Status Reports and Periodic Cleanup

By | December 31, 2014

On the last day of 2014 I managed to squeeze in the final touches to storing task execution status entries and periodic cleanup of such entries in Message Cowboy. For those not familiar with Message Cowboy, please refer to the Github project page. Task execution status entries indicate the result of the execution of a… Read More »

Using Message Cowboy

By | August 4, 2014

In this second article about Message Cowboy, the tool to perform scheduled file moves and message transfers, I will talk a bit about how to use the program. Configuration Properties Using the configuration properties, we can configure which database will be used, whether to start an embedded ActiveMQ broker and some additional aspects of database… Read More »

Message Cowboy – An Introduction

By | July 22, 2014

Round ’em messages up and bring them home! Message Cowboy is a standalone integration program that allows for scheduling of tasks that transfer files or messages from one directory, JMS queue etc to another directory, JMS queue etc. Messages may be transformed or processed in some other way before being delivered to the destination. Some… Read More »

Dynamic HTTP Proxy with Mule

By | March 9, 2014

In this post I will show a proof-of-concept for a dynamic HTTP proxy implemented using Mule. Principle The proxy forwards HTTP request using the context and relative path parts of the request URL to determine the server and port to which the request is to be forwarded. In the example in this article a SOAP… Read More »

Unit-testing Mule transformers which access session and/or invocation scopes

By | July 4, 2013

Problem When attempting to unit-test a Mule transformer that need access to session- or invocation-scoped message properties, I found the result to be an IllegalStateException that told me: Detected an attempt to set an invocation or session property, but a MuleEvent hasn’t been created using this message yet. I managed to trace the problem to… Read More »