WSO2 Summer School features free class on ESBs: building blocks for successful SOAs

Class Shows IT Architects and Developers How to Successfully Configure ESBs for Different SOA Demands and Avoid Common Paths to Failure

Mountain View, CA – July 20, 2009 – The enterprise service bus (ESB) is a fundamental building block for creating a service-oriented architecture (SOA). And much like a steel beam, how the ESB is used can mean the difference between setting up a basic structure and creating an award-winning architecture.

IT architects and developers who want to learn about the wider usage of ESBs for integrating and leveraging systems within SOAs are invited to attend “ESBs in SOA.” This interactive, online class is being offered at no cost as part of the WSO2 SOA Summer School program. It will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific.

The two-hour ESBs in SOA class will use case studies to demonstrate SOA patterns for successfully supporting different requirements, as well as discuss “anti-patterns”—those practices that can doom an SOA project to mediocrity or even failure. The session also will review different approaches to ESBs, the core functionality they offer, examples of ESB scenarios, and how ESBs fit into SOAs. Additionally, attendees will learn about the message exchange pattern (MEP) in order to understand ESB usage and configuration.

The ESBs in SOA course will be taught by Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO, and vice president of the Apache Synapse project, who also developed the class content.

SOA Summer School

The eight-week SOA Summer School program is WSO2’s antidote to the recessionary blues, opening its doors to all individuals who want to boost their SOA knowledge and expand the expertise they bring to either current or prospective employers. The courses are taught by the same industry-leading technical experts behind WSO2's professional consulting, design and training—providing thousands of dollars worth of professional development at zero cost.

IT professionals can sign up to attend one or more of the WSO2 SOA Summer School classes by going to Sessions cover architectural patterns, scalability, security, governance, mashups, ESBs, C++, and business process management within an enterprise SOA.