In the not too distant past, application integration was widely considered to be a post-deployment consideration. Development teams implemented business logic and packaged their application for deployment, while system integrators came in after the fact to tie applications together. With the introduction of Service Oriented Architecture, we began to see a shift where the design and implementation of a service was guided by a desire for application logic to be be used in multiple contexts and to take advantage of services offered by other applications without tightly coupling the implementations. One of the biggest challenges for developers, however, was how to realize the tangible benefits of SOA without getting swallowed by the tools and frameworks designed to get them there.
This session provides an in-depth tour of how SwitchYard, the next generation Enterprise Service Bus from JBoss, gets you to SOA, easy. There's something for everyone in this talk. Java EE developers will see how a small set of annotations can be used to turn CDI beans into providers and consumers of enterprise services. Inject references to enterprise services directly into your Java EE web applications! Application integrators will witness the wonder of declarative transformation, the flexibility of policy-based service constrains, and the power of an Apache Camel-based routing engine with tons of EIP. Business savvy folks will find multiple options for service orchestration including BPMN 2.0 and BPEL. In the end, everyone wins when these features are tied together with rapid application development tooling, a consistent, standards-based configuration model, a top-notch testing framework, and deployment options ranging from embedded to cloud.