See the Invisible

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Mar, 2019

There is a saying “he/she has eyes in the back of his/her head”. This means as much as the ability to see what is happening behind you. With the advent of inexpensive cameras mounted in your car this is a reality. Look at dashcams from for instance Nextbase. Just put one in your car and you can record what is happening in front of you as well as behind you. When autonomous driving matures, we will see more and more cameras being mounted in a car together with all kinds of other technology.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, Strategy

Date Formatting Part 1: A Practical Integration Issue

Posted by Siger Steenstra on 28 Feb, 2019

A common issue in integration is the issue of the format of your data. This problem arises often in health-care and government. Imagine a system in which every hospital and government works with tenders to attract parties to take care of data flow. Every party uses a different format to get their data across. For instance, one party denotes a birth date as ‘ddmmyyyy’ (European), another party denotes that same birth date as ‘yyyymmdd’ (American). As you will see later on the used format is not mentioned anywhere. There are no dashes or other separators to give clues about the format.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Technical, XSLT

WSO2 EI / WSO2 ESB JSON Array Support

Posted by Wouter van Wijngaarden on 7 Feb, 2019

In my previous blog about JSON object support on the WSO2 EI/ WSO2 ESB product, I showed some examples on how the product deals with JSON objects internally. In this blog I want to expand on that subject by showing an example with a JSON array and in addition show how create JSON messages on the product using the XSLT mediator. For this blog I will use an eclipse ESB solution project with the below API setup for the first examples.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus

WSO2 EI / WSO2 ESB JSON Object support

Posted by Wouter van Wijngaarden on 17 Jan, 2019

In the WSO2 EI and WSO2 ESB products you might run into a situation that you either want to receive or send JSON messages. As I’ve recently done some work relating to this functionality I wanted to write a blog about this subject. For the examples in this blog I will use the following flow:

 

Inside the WSO2 EI/ESB product’s message context, everything is handled as XML which has an impact on the way JSON is processed. Luckily there are a few easy ways to use the JSON support within the bus. In this blog, I will cover how the product handles JSON objects.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Technical, JSON

Digital Transformation: Threat or Opportunity?

Posted by Vinay Babu Yella on 15 Jan, 2019

Digital Transformation is for a company the difference between winning and losing. Companies that were once great are now extinct. For example: Toys "R" Us was once a successful toys store chain, but now out of business after Amazon shook up the retail market with online e-commerce offering customers with greater selection, lower price, and better customer experience. In some cases, much younger companies (for example: Uber, Airbnb, Stripe) are emerging as major disruptors in their industry, using their digital platforms that prove to be a threat to their competitors. Over the past twenty years, it has been proven that the industry disruptors where the first to embrace Digital Transformation, and those other companies that followed were successful by surviving the competition.

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Topics: WSO2 ESB, WSO2 API, ESB, IoT, Cloud, Identity and Access Management, Digital Transformation, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, WSO2 IOT, API Management, API Strategy, WSO2 EI, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus, Digital Strategy, WSO2 Stream Processor, Microservices, Data Analytics, Strategy, Stream Processor