REPOST – Chanaka Fernando – Senior Technical Lead at WSO2
WSO2 team is happy to announce the beta release of the latest WSO2 ESB 5.0.0. This version of the ESB has major improvements to the usability aspects of the ESB in real production deployments as well as development environments. Here are the main features of the ESB 5.0.0 version.
Mediation debugger provides the capability to debug mediation flows from WSO2 developer studio tooling platform. It allows the users to view/edit/delete properties and the payload of the messages passing through each and every mediator.
You can find more information about this feature at below post:
Data mapper is the most awaited data transformation tool for WSO2 ESB. It allows users to load input/output message formats through xml files, json schemas or create them from the data mapper user interface itself. In addition to mapping data from input to output directly, users can apply different functions like split, aggregate, uppercase, lowercase while doing the mapping.
You can find more information about data mapper from below post:
Comprehensive Statistics/Tracing with analytics for ESB distribution. With ESB 5.0.0 onwards, WS02 ESB comes as a complete solution with runtime + tooling + analytics. Analytics for ESB is part of this solution and it comes with a pre installed features/ dashboards for ESB specific analytics. You will get a fully fledged analytics dashboard to visualize statistics about your services and more fine grained information about internal ESB components (Proxy, API, Endpoints, Sequence, Mediators). It also allows you to trace the messages throughout the mediation flows and detect any failure messages and go through each and every mediator which the message has been passed through.
JMS 2.0 support is coming with this release. JMS has been used in many enterprise integration scenarios and it has gone through a major revamp with JMS 2.0 in terms of features and developer APIs (see also WSO2 API manager). WSO2 ESB becomes one of the early adopters of this JMS version.
You can find more information about this feature at below blog post:
Websocket can be opened with WSO2 ESB. You are no longer restricted to the capabilities of HTTP 1.1 version with WSO2 ESB. We have provided the support for the high performing websocket protocol for HTTP communication.
JMS distributed (XA) transactions will be supported with this version of WSO2 ESB 5.0.0. Now you can communicate with multiple distributed JMS endpoints and make the end to end message processing in a transactional manner.
In addition to the above mentioned features, we have added many more features, improvements and bug fixes with this release. You can download the completed solution from below mentioned links.
Runtime for WSO2 ESB 5.0.0 (Beta) — https://github.com/wso2/product-esb/releases/tag/v5.0.0-BETA
Tooling for WSO2 ESB 5.0.0 (Beta) — https://github.com/wso2/devstudio-tooling-esb/releases/tag/v5.0.0-beta
Analytics for WSO2 ESB 5.0.0 (Beta) — https://github.com/wso2/analytics-esb/releases/tag/v1.0.0-beta
This blogpost is a repost of: https://medium.com/@chanakaudaya/wso2-esb-5-0-0-beta-released-c5164cb0c7b0#.2du21vaig