Shiny front-end and dirty back-end

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 23 Oct, 2018

Recently one of my colleagues attended a meeting at Mobgen, the digital agency from Accenture and what was striking was that what they are doing their best to define what can best describes as ‘shiny front-end’ implementation of the customer experience. I am talking about all kinds of dialogues, chat bots, deep learning, APIs machine learning, et cetera. They showed some real needs used in cases where beautiful experience is actually being shown. One of the examples that they showed was a an application (Smartify) they developed for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where they used a camera on a smart phone to scan the image of a painting and gather additional information on the painting, painter et cetera.

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

Synchronous Invocations over JMS queues on WSO2 EI / WSO2 ESB

Posted by Wouter van Wijngaarden on 18 Oct, 2018

One of our clients wanted an Enterprise Service Bus setup where the message flows worked synchronously but still used JMS queues to ensure no message were lost. In this blog, I will explain to you how to set this up.

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

WSO2 Header Mediator

Posted by Wouter van Wijngaarden on 4 Oct, 2018

When building SOAP or HTTP services using the WSO2 Enterprise Integrator or WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus it is sometimes necessary to either remove or add specific headers to a message which is being transmitted. To make this easy, the WSO2 product has the <header> mediator to help you accomplish this task. In this blog, I will tell you how to use this mediator.

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

Two-way SSL in WSO2 Enterprise Integrator

Posted by Jan Timmerman on 27 Sep, 2018

Our valued colleague Wouter van Wijngaarden wrote a nice blog about setting up a certificate in WSO2 Integrator / WSO2 ESB which covers the topic of securing traffic with SSL. Sometimes though, two-way SSL is required. In that case look no further, this blog has got you covered!

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

Let’s stop saying: ‘The end of… whatever technology’

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 18 Sep, 2018

I have a favor to ask you: Can we please stop saying the end of …..and then whatever technology you hope will stop using? If we have learned one thing over the 30 or 40 years that we have been doing IT, is that technology and software have a remarkable longevity. Look the COBOL language. COBOL stands for Common Business Oriented Language and first appeared in 1959. Almost 60 years ago we saw the first COBOL programs appear in the market. At one point COBOL was the language for business use but its popularity waned. But the simple fact that something is not popular doesn’t mean that it’s not still around! The Dutch tax authority has a summer school for students teaching them among others: you guessed it, COBOL. On their website one of their employees expects COBOL to be around for another two decades or so. But it’s not just Cobol. It is also all of the other languages that we welcomed into our IT landscapes and IT departments. Many of the payment processing systems in banks are written in COBOL. So, let’s stop declaring technology as being dead since in IT we mostly add technology to our IT landscape than deprecate it.

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Topics: Strategy, Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, ESB, WSO2 ESB, WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus