This 5-day course teaches students how to use WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and IBM Integration Designer to build and deploy mediation integration solutions.
IBM WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus enables a service-oriented architecture (SOA) by providing a platform for business applications that require a complex integration that uses different technologies. The IBM Integration Designer tool set can be used to create integration solutions by using simplified integration mechanisms.
Through recorded lectures and hands-on lab exercises, students learn the concepts, architecture, components, processes, and procedures that are involved in implementing an integration solution. WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus supports various integration bindings, including:
- Service Component Architecture (SCA)
- Java Message Service (JMS) and generic JMS
- Web services
- WebSphere MQ and WebSphere MQ JMS
- WebSphere Transformation Extender
- Enterprise Information System bindings using Java EE Connector Architecture (J2C) Adapters
In this course, students design, develop, and test the mediation integration for many of these types of integration bindings. Students create integration solutions with WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus and the IBM Integration Designer tool set. They learn about mediation modules, mediation flow components, mediation primitives, unified common data structures (SMO), mediation module deployment, and the development-to-deployment life cycle for mediations.
Students also learn how WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus supports an SOA by working with various messaging protocols, using a broad range of interaction models and leveraging advanced web services support. The course also explains the use of WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus in support of Web 2.0 applications.
In hands-on laboratory exercises, students create several mediation solutions by employing different technologies, such as JMS transport, HTTP binding, Java Component Architecture (JCA) adapters, mediation primitives, mediation flow components, and standard WebSphere MQ messages. The exercises also enable students to create a Common Event Infrastructure (CEI) event using the Event Emitter primitive, and business object maps and Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) transformations to develop message relationships. Students also use various stand-alone utilities for testing and to access the data on queues.
In other exercises, students add plug-ins and create a mediation module that uses dynamic endpoints. Students also learn how to use Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) bindings and the JCA Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) adapter, and how to use web services gateways with web services bindings.