I'm pleased to announce that the first release of Jbi4Cics is available at http://jbi4cics.sourceforge.net/
Jbi4Cics is a JBI compliant Binding Component. It allows mapping a CICS ECI service as an internal JBI endpoint. This is simply done by deploying into a JBI ESB a service unit containing the CICS ECI service's copy book from COBOL; no coding is required. Having an internal JBI endpoint opens a wide spectrum of possibilities because the endpoint can participate in the message streams and the orchestrations that take place inside the ESB. For example, the endpoint could be externally exposed as a SOAP/HTTP Webservice.
This release provide the following features:
- support for string, binary packed decimal and zoned decimal
- support for nested copy structures and fixed length occurs
- support for synchronous CICS ECI calls
I'm really interested in any kind of feedback so please don't hesitate to post any comments.