CTP3 of ESB Guidance Released

Some very cool updates in the just-released CTP3 of ESB Guidance. The changes that caught my eye include:

  • Download the full Help file in CHM format. Check out what’s new in this release, sample projects, and a fair explanation of how to perform basic tasks using the package.
  • New endpoint “resolver” framework. Dynamically determine endpoint and mapping settings for inbound messages. Interesting capability that I don’t have much use for (yet).
  • Partial support for request/response on-ramps. An on-ramp is the way to generically accept messages onto the bus by receiving in an XmlDocument parameter. I’ll have to dig in and see what “partial support” means. Obviously the bus would need to send a response back to the caller, so I’ll be interested to see how that’s done.
  • BizTalk runtime query services. Looks like it uses the BizTalk WMI interfaces to pull back information about hosts, applications, messages, message bodies and more. I could see a variety of ways I can use this to surface up environment data.
  • SOA Software integration. This one excites me the most. I’m a fan (and user) of SOA Software’s web service management platform, and from the looks of it, I can now more easily plug in any (?) receive location and send port into Service Manager’s monitoring infrastructure. Nice.

I also noticed a few things on Exception Management that I hadn’t seen yet. It’s going to be a pain to rebuild all my existing ESB Guidance Exception Management solution bits, so I’ll wait to recommend an upgrade until after the final release (which isn’t far off!).

All in all, this is maturing quite nicely. Well done guys.

Technorati Tags: ,

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.