WSO2 Micro Integrator, a first taste

Posted by Rutger van Iperen on 13 Sep, 2018

At WSO2 Con USA 2018, last July, Tyler Jewell announced the Micro Integrator (or MicroESB). The Micro Integrator was released with Enterprise Integrator 6.3.0 earlier that day. The Micro Integrator is more lightweight than its bigger brother and designed to be container-friendly. Of course, we would like to see this for ourselves so we took it for a spin.

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Topics: WSO2, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, Technical, WSO2 Micro Integrator

Smart Things

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 21 Aug, 2018

The word Smart is often misused in marketing. Just slap that word in front of any device and suddenly you have a device capable of doing the most amazing things. We have smart fridges, smart thermostats and even smart underwear with sensors woven in the undies and bras that will measure vitals like heart rate, temperature, pressure, motion and so on. Really, I am not kidding. I believe that, unless you are a top athlete or have a chronic condition that needs monitoring, you need to be a bit of a data fetishist to wear such garments. What I mean with smart is not only connected but also capable of adding value by means of its ‘smartness’.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, ESB, IoT, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Strategy, Machine Learning

Doing a simple scripted setup of WSO2 Enterprise Integrator

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 9 Aug, 2018

There are several situations where you want or need to set up WSO2. As a trainer, I do this more than I guess almost anybody else. Although making minor changes to WSO2 is not that much work. I’m talking about changing the port offset, changing host names or changing other parameters that will slightly alter the product. It would be nice to have a semi-automated tool that will allow me to do that.

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Topics: WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, Ansible, WSO2 EI, Technical

Transforming EDI Messages to XML and JSON

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 21 Jun, 2018

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has been around for many decades and has been replaced to a large extend by other ways of data interchange like XML (computer readable) and newer formats like JSON. Still there are EDI messages in use, perhaps in your organization. How do you turn these messages into more modern formats? With WSO2 EI of course. In this blog, we will take a dummy EDI message file and turn it into an XML file. As a second step, we store the data in a database as well. First things first. How will we process files?

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Topics: WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, wso2 tutorial, Technical, XML, JSON

Setting up a disposable WSO2 Enterprise Integrator version

Posted by Rob Blaauboer on 19 Apr, 2018

As an integration consultant and WSO2 trainer I have an almost constant need for a quick disposable WSO2 Enterprise Integrator environment to try out certain setups. In most cases I will unpack a version on the desktop of the WSO2 EI and unzip the product. But that also has drawbacks. I have a lot of directories with EI versions and cleaning them up is always a challenge since there might be some artifact there I still need or other settings. That is why I’ve invested some time in creating a setup where I simply create a Virtualbox environment with all of the needed stuff to run my disposable WSO2 EI. I love using vagrant in conjunction with Virtualbox so we will also use that tool for the configuration and provisioning. In this blog I show you how to do so.

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Topics: WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI