USB-Like Universal Ports Type for Enterprise Service Bus, Part 2: Concept, process, and implementation
Learn about concept and implementation of Universal Ports for an ESB
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Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: November 08, 2011
In the first installment, part 1 of this series, you learned about the basic functionalities of the currently available Enterprise Service Buses (ESBs). In part 1, you also learned about some of the difficulties in the use of the currently available ESBs. In this installment, Part 2 of this series, you will learn about the new concept of the Universal Ports type for ESB and how to implement Universal Ports. 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 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. In the installment, part 3 of this series you will learn about the many benefits of Universal Ports.
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