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MuleCasts are by the Mule community, for the Mule community. The series will highlight cool and interesting use cases, work done by active Mule community members, and helpful project updates for Mule and Galaxy.

In this episode, MuleSource CTO and co-founder Ross Mason speaks with Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirkson about their recently released book “Open Source ESBs in Action” published by Manning. During this podcast Ross, Tijs and Jos discuss why the open source model makes sense for ESBs and integration, as well as the technical strengths and weaknesses of particular ESBs, including Mule.

Listen to the podcast for a special 27% discount on “Open Source ESBs in Action.” (Use the discount code mentioned in the podcast to purchase the book online at: The discount will expire on November 21st, 2008.)

Tijs Rademakers is a software architect with more than seven years of experience in designing and developing Java and EE applications. He works for Atos Origin, a large European system integrator, where he is responsible for SOA and BPM services and knowledge development. Tijs has designed and implemented large process- and application-integration solutions, primarily focused on open standards. He has extensive product knowledge of open source as well as closed source SOA and enterprise integration tools, including Mule, ServiceMix, jBPM, and WebSphere Process Server. Tijs is a regular speaker at Java conferences, where he talks about open source integration topics like Mule and ServiceMix. Tijs lives in the Netherlands near Eindhoven with his girlfriend and his new daughter, Liv.

Jos Dirksen a software architect for Atos Origin in the Netherlands and is focused on open source, integration, security and quality. Jos has been working with open source for the last 8 years, and has been focusing on open source integration for the last four years. Jos worked with Mule since the 0.9 version where he first used it to integrate a number of disparate systems. Jos regularly gives presentations on open source and integration at conferences such as JavaPolis (now Devoxx), JSpring, JavaZone and JavaOne.

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