USB-Like Universal Ports Type for Enterprise Service Bus, Part 1, Problems with current ESBs

Learn about basic functionalities of the current ESBs and some of the problems with current ESBs

From the developerWorks archives

Dr. Waseem Roshen

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: August 26, 2011

In this installment, part 1 of this series, you will first learn about the basic functionalities of the currently available Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs). In this part 1, you will also learn about some of the difficulties in the use of the currently available ESBs. In the later installments of this series you will learn about the new concept of the Universal Ports type for ESB. Universal Ports provide solution to the many of the problems that the current users of the ESBs experience. A Universal Port works analogous to the USB port of a computer, which is to connect devices of varied kind to connect to the computer. In a similar manner a Universal Port can be used to connect to any application to the ESB and, indirectly, to the other applications. These applications may employ disparate forms of services to expose some or all of their functionality and still use a single port type.

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