Webinars the Week of November 28th Offer IT Professionals Guidelines for Evaluating ESBs and Best Practices for Implementing REST and API Management with the WSO2 ESB Palo Alto, CA – November 22, 2011, – The vast functionality of an enterprise service bus (ESB) often makes it appear to be a universal solution for application integration, and an ESB typically serves as the backbone of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The week of November 28th, WSO2 will present technical webinars to address two common ESB decisions faced by enterprise IT professionals: choosing the right ESB for a project, and using an ESB to support a representational state transfer (REST) architectural style within an SOA. November 29: REST & API Management with the WSO2 ESB This webinar will explore how IT architects and developers can implement effective REST and application programming interface (API) management using the WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus as an integration framework. The session also will explain how to expose RESTful services on the WSO2 ESB and route REST calls to applications based on different technologies, such as the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Java Message Service (JMS). Additionally, the session will walk through new features of the WSO2 ESB that can be used to manage RESTful resources and APIs. The session will be presented by SOA experts Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of solutions architecture, and Hiranya Jayathilaka, WSO2 associate technical lead and product manager for the WSO2 ESB. Both Asanka and Hiranya are committers with the Apache Software Foundation, where they have contributed to Apache Synapse, the open source project that forms the core of the WSO2 ESB. The one-hour technical webinar is being held twice on Tuesday, November 29: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST for the Americas and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2011/11/rest-amp-api-management-wso2-esb December 1: A Buyer’s Guide to an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) This webinar will cover the key factors to consider when deciding to implement an ESB, including the technology stage at the time an ESB is being considered, the required adaptation of the existing architecture, and the surrounding community. Attendees also will learn about important technical aspects to evaluate, such as enterprise integration pattern support, business adapters, performance, tooling and monitoring. Finally, a review of the open source WSO2 ESB will explore its capabilities and how it maps to these requirements. The session will be presented by Kasun Indirasiri, an SOA technology expert and WSO2 associate technical lead on the WSO2 ESB team. Kasun is also a committer with the Apache Synapse open source project, which forms the core of the WSO2 ESB. The one-hour technical webinar is being held twice on Thursday, December 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PST for the Americas and 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT for Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit http://wso2.com/library/webinars/2011/12/buyers-guide-enterprise-service-bus-esb. About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit http://wso2.com and the WSO2 OxygenTank developer portal at http://wso2.org, or check out WSO2 on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.