Java CAPS Basics: Implementing Common EAI Patterns

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Prentice Hall, 2008 - Computers - 463 pages
Use Java CAPS to Streamline IT Services and Leverage Legacy Applications

Design patterns are a useful tool for streamlining enterprise integration and Web development projects: the mission-critical projects that directly impact your competitiveness. Enterprise Integration Patterns by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf (Addison-Wesley, 2004) described many of the most useful patterns for enterprise developers. Until recently, however, implementing the patterns in that classic reference required the extensive use of raw Java code. Now there's a better alternative: Using Sun's Java Composite Application Suite (Java CAPS), architects and developers can implement enterprise integration patterns succinctly, elegantly, and completely.

In Java(tm) CAPS Basics , Sun's own Java CAPS experts show how to quickly put these new tools and technologies to work in your real-world enterprise application integration projects. After reviewing the challenges of enterprise integration, they introduce Java CAPS and show how it can simplify the development of today's state-of-the-art "composite" applications. Next, they bridge the gap between abstract pattern languages and practical implementation details. You will learn essential Java CAPS concepts and methods in the context of the patterns you'll actually use for real-world message and system management.

Coverage includes
  • Comparing approaches to enterprise application integration and finding ways to integrate non-invasively, with fewer changes and lower costs
  • Mastering the core integration tools provided by Java CAPS: eGate, eInsight, eWays and JMS
  • Using enterprise integration patterns to improve application reusability, scalability, resilience, security, and manageability
  • Implementing patterns for message exchange, correlation, infrastructure, routing, construction, transformation, and endpoints
  • Generating and using cryptographic objects such as X.509 Certificates, PKCS#12, and JKS Keystores
  • Using advanced techniques such as solution partitioning and subprocess implementation, many of which are covered nowhere else
  • Constructing two complete example solutions that bring together many of the patterns discussed and illustrated in this book

The companion CD contains detailed illustrations for most of the relevant patterns and two complete Java CAPS-based case studies (with solutions) that implement a number of the patterns discussed in the book. In addition, Part II contains a chapter on cryptographic objects used to configure security-related aspects of the suite. It also provides more than sixty detailed examples designed to illustrate the concepts and patterns presented in this book. Built with JCAPS eDesigner, these graphical, component-based examples can easily be used by business analysts and others with or without strong coding skills.

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About the author (2008)

Michael Czapski has 25 years of experience in the IT industry, the last 10 in the field of enterprise application integration. He provides Java CAPS expertise and leverages Java CAPS capabilities in solutions spanning the spectrum of Sun Microsystems software offerings.

Michael has written a number of technical whitepapers on various topics for ICAN and Java CAPS, addressing, among others, Java CAPS security configuration, WS-Security implementation in Java CAPS, and application of EAI patterns to Java CAPS solutions. He is a Java CAPS Apostle, an active contributor to Java CAPS communities and forums, and a presenter at various industry conferences.

Sebastian Krueger started working on EAI software with SeeBeyond ICAN 5.0.5 in late 2005 and has since worked on all Sun Java CAPS eGate, eInsight, and eXchange product components, as well as on JMS Grid.

Initially providing Java CAPS consulting services to the New Zealand market, he now works for the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand, where he is a senior analyst programmer.

Sebastian is a Sun-Certified Java Programmer and an LPI-Certified Linux Professional.

Brendan Marry has over 10 years of experience in IT and is currently an integration solutions architect for Sun Microsystems in Auckland, New Zealand, responsible for the design and delivery of enterprise integration architectures using Java CAPS.
He has over 4 years of experience at Sun, specifically around the Sun Java CAPS. Brendan worked in the Java Mobile space and Java Enterprise space in Europe before immigrating to New Zealand and joining Sun. He enjoys providing project management and solution architectural advice, vision, and guidance to his clients using the Java CAPS products.

Saurabh Sahai has over 13 years of experience in IT, developing enterprise-class middleware software and commercial solutions for major software vendors. Over the past 4 years, he has worked as an integration architect within the Sun SOA/EAI professional service practice, where he is responsible for the architecture and delivery of advanced Sun Java CAPS-based solutions to major commercial and government clients within Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Sun Microsystems, he worked for about 9 years as a J2EE/middleware architect for Fujitsu Australia Software Technologies, developing Java/J2EE/ C++-based middleware software for Fujitsu's INTERSTAGE enterprise product set. He has extensive experience developing commercial J2EE applications using major application servers and open-source frameworks.

Saurabh is based in Sydney, Australia, and loves listening to jazz in his spare time.

Peter Vaneris has 19 years of experience in the IT industry, the last 2 in the field of Java CAPS support. Prior to working with Java CAPS, Peter specialized in system administration, monitoring, automation, and enterprise management.

Andrew Walker has 18 years of experience in IT and originally joined SeeBeyond in January 1999, where he started working with one of the early EAI software products, then known as DataGate. Subsequently, he has worked with all the EAI software products released by SeeBeyond and now Sun Microsystems. Andrew has broad experience in architecting and implementing EAI and SOA solutions for customers in the Asia-Pacific region. He is currently based in Singapore and provides Java CAPS consulting services throughout the Asia-Pacific region as part of his job role in Sun Microsystems Professional Services.

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