Mashups and ESBs at Qcon

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I had a great time at Qcon London last week, it really is one of the more forward thinking conferences out there for the enterprise. I gave two talks on ESBs and Enterprise Mashups so I figured I’d share the slides.

Developer Survey – Win $100

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In our continuous quest to understand developer trends and preferences, we are conducting a short survey. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete and will help us gain insight into developer trends. We may contact you for a follow-up discussion to get detailed input from you. We will also enter your name into a random drawing for $100 if you provide contact information.

Please retweet/blog or email the survey to your friends and colleagues.

The new @Schedule annotation in Mule and iBeans

December 17 2009

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Scheduling is great, it really is. It’s also very useful for application integration since we often have to repeat tasks of over time interval or schedule tasks for a date in the future. Mule has had scheduling support since version 1.1 with the Quartz connector, now with iBeans scheduling just got easier. iBeans offers a annotations-based API for performing common integration tasks such as sending email, subscribing to a JMS queue or polling an ATOM feed.

Using JSON bindings with iBeans

December 15 2009

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JSON, short for JavaScript Object Notation, is a lightweight data interchange format. It is a text-based, human-readable format for representing simple data structures and associative arrays (called objects).

Many REST services use JSON as the preferred data format (including Tcat Server’s REST API). JSON provides a much simpler model for data representation and is widely used in AJAX programing.

iBeans support binding JSON data to objects and marshaling Java objects to JSON using the excellent Jackson Framework.

Twitter your Blog with iBeans

December 9 2009

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Most websites offer RSS or ATOM feeds for news or updates, and iBeans makes it easy to consume these feeds. In this example, I will create a simple object that will read new entries from my blog and publish a summary of them on Twitter. Note that the example assumes that you have iBeans installed.

iBeans 1.0-beta-9 Released!

December 3 2009

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I’m pleased to announce the latest iBeans 1.0-beta-9 release. This release has lots of new features, including:

    • An iBeans plugin for Eclipse makes it really easy to create and debug web projects that use iBeans. The plugin works with the JEE distribution of Eclipse, enabling you to create and test a web application on Tomcat or MuleSoft Tcat in minutes. See iBeans Eclipse plugin for more information.

    iBeans from Devoxx

    November 23 2009

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    I went to Devoxx last week to present “iBeans – dead simple integration for the web”. Since the slides are pretty readable I figured I’d post them here for folks that missed it. I jotted down the questions and answers from the session below.

    Getting Started with iBeans in Eclipse

    November 11 2009

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    This screen cast takes you through all the steps necessary to download and set up iBeans, Tomcat and Eclipse. Then there is a walk-through of how to create a simple echo example (using AJAX) and test/debug the application on Tomcat. Yes, this is 11 minutes but it does walk through all the steps and provides a lot of additional detail. Grab yourself a beverage and take the the tour!

    iBeans introductory screencast

    November 4 2009

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    I just finished an iBeans screen cast that provides an overview of iBeans and provides a detailed tour of one of the examples that ships with the latest distribution. The example demonstrates how to schedule a task and perform bi-directional AJAX communication with the browser to plot geo-coordinates onto a map. This is the first in a series of screen casts for iBeans, the next one will demonstrate how to create an iBeans project in Eclipse.

    iBeans 1.0-beta-8 Released

    October 28 2009

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    The Mulesoft team is pleased to announce the 1.0-beta-8 release of iBeans.

    What is iBeans?

    iBeans is a service that simplifies integration for web applications. iBeans exposes its API as a small collection of Annotations which can be used to easily integrate with existing or new applications. iBeans is installed in the Application Container and provides integration services to your applications, right now Tomcat is supported with others to follow.