A New View on Reality

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 19 Mar, 2019

It is becoming more and more difficult to see what is real and what is not. The last decade or so we have seen the rise of augmented reality, adding information to the reality we see, for instance using a smart phone.We have seen virtual-reality becoming more mainstream, a complete virtual world in which people can immerse themselves and perhaps even live an alternate live. And we have even seen mixed reality where we find all of them mixed together. We can create a supermodel on a computer that is starting to look indistinguishable from a human being. All these technologies take a piece of reality and add something with the data except for the supermodel that is completely virtual. Do you use all the dimensions of your business data? How can you manage your data and how are other companies doing this? Read on and I will tell you!

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

Through the MicroScope

Posted by Hans Bot on 14 Mar, 2019

I assume that by now you’re well aware that there is a renewed excitement in our industry. Digital Transformation is gaining steam, and the cloud is hotter than hot. Have you noticed the Cambrian Explosion that’s going on in cloud technologies? Have a look at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. At the moment of writing, they’ve registered 609 cards with a total of 1,371,481 stars, a total market cap of $6.25T and funding of $17.7B. Impressive. There must be another boom going on. Of course, not all of these initiatives will survive over the long term. In that respect, it is really similar to the Cambrian Explosion: only the fittest survive. From an architectural perspective, this is not the most relevant question to ask. It is more interesting to know if the underlying trend is solid. Will the paradigm that we now know as cloud-native survive long term? That’s the question I’m exploring in this blog.

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

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