- FTP Communication Protocol support. ChainBuilder ESB has added communication protocol support for FTP, expanding the current set of supported protocols that includes HTTP/SOAP, File and Java Messaging Service (JMS) for JMS-compliant servers like IBM WebSphere MQ.
- Dynamic Content-based Routing – the function-rich router dynamically examining the message content through built-in and custom expression via Groovy or XPath and routing the message to destination endpoints.
- IDE Testing Capabilities. The map and format editors now include Eclipse testing perspectives which allow the developer to verify the correctness of their configuration before deployment.
- Improved Graphics in Component Flow Editor. A new custom set of function icons have been professionally designed for ChainBuilder ESB.
- Wizard Support in Component Flow Editor - easy-to-use wizard style to guide developers through the basic set up of each component onto the ChainBuilder ESB canvas.
- Linux Support.
News: ChainBuilder ESB 1.0 Beta released - A JBI Compliant ESB
Bostech Corporation has announced the 1.0 Beta release of ChainBuilder ESB, a new Java Business Integration (JBI) compliant solution for use in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environments. The GA release is due in January 2007. Highlights in ChainBuilder ESB 1.0 Beta include:
- Posted by: Eric Lu
- Posted on: December 19 2006 11:07 EST
This is an impressive foray into the ESB space, nice positioning and execution. Would you be interested in any other components of SOA to help build additional functionality - - I am thinking most specifically about Federated SSO.
Thanks for the comment. I’m glad you like our approach. ESB is such a competitive market right now in the open source or commercial space. I hope people find it attractive with our focus on easy-to-use, open technology based and support of industry standards and open source value proposition. If you have a chance, please browse our web site. It lists the roadmap for the 2007 where the product will go. With some contributions from open source community, I hope we can accelerate the schedule. The SSO is part of 2008 plan. From my previous background with JP Morgan Chase, I understand the importance of SSO when building an enterprise application. I haven’t looked at Sun’s Liberty Alliance for a while. If there is some API to use, it may not be that hard to build a JBI compliant component for it. Obviously, to build an entire SSO infrastructure is a huge task. Regards, Eric Lu www.chainforge.net
what I like about ChainBuilder is that it uses ServiceMix as the JBI container ;)