Kerfuffle in ESB-ville
By OTN ArchBeat on Sep 16, 2008
Writing in his Mastering SOA blog, Mike van Alst reports on the blogosphere ust-up he encountered while researching the use and benefits of an enterprise service bus:
What surprised me was the number of discussions and especially the tone of them. It seems the whole ESB discussion has degraded to a kind of mudslinging between different fundamental groups. One group states that the ESB is an architectural monstrosity which is not needed whenever the initial design of the service constructs adhere to standards of good design. The other group argues that there will never be such an environment. Oh btw, both groups think they hold the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Well, what else is new?
Mike lays the blame for the Tower of Bus Babble on vendors and the absence on any standard definition of what an ESB is supposed to do.
Let's hope that one day soon that issue will be settled so people can get back to hating each other over politics.
Read Mike's post: Mastering SOA: Mud Slinging and the Enterprise Service Bus