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The Best of the Week (Mar. 7): Enterprise Integration

03.16.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Enterprise Integration Zone (Mar. 7 to Mar. 13). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. 5 SharePoint Apps That Will Take Your Enterprise Process To The Next Level

Microsoft has introduced tons of enhancements in SharePoint in the past few years to make it compatible for the enterprises. It would be unfair to consider SharePoint just as a collaboration tool. With the help of the apps discussed above, SharePoint enables business to complete their day-to-day activities on the go!

2. Spring Integration Standalone Application with Spring Boot

I had earlier blogged about a way to write a standalone Spring Integration application. Spring Boot makes creating this standalone application much simpler. The simple flow was to poll the USGS service providing information about the earthquake activity around the world and to log this information.

3. Working with PHP and Beanstalkd

Beanstalkd doesn't really have access control so you will want to lock down what can talk to your server on the port it listens on. It's a deliberately lightweight protocol and I like it, but do double check that it isn't open to the internet or something!

4. ActiveMQ - Network of Brokers Explained

ActiveMQ message broker is a core component of messaging infrastructure in an enterprise. It needs to be highly available and dynamically scalable to facilitate communication between dynamic heterogeneous distributed applications which have varying capacity needs.

5. Why Enterprise Javascript is Not the Best Idea

In particular, JavaScript needs to get the data from somewhere: a backend process. If we push business knowledge into the front-end, even if we're assiduous about code libraries and sharing, we still have to fight with the "Out-Of-Date JS Library" issue. Server-side business knowledge is inherently consistent and sharable.