The ESB has become synonymous with integration. While the ESB grew from the needs of enterprise integration, the landscape has changed and not every project that needs integration needs an ESB.
Increasingly, web application developers need to integrate with both public and enterprise services. This has evolved to the point where the presentation/logic/data tier model is limited since applications need to be connected to other applications and services.
This talk will provide insights about when to select an ESB, and when not to. We will also look at other alternatives for integration such as Web and REST services, and other frameworks.
This session will conclude with an introduction and demo of iBeans, and new java framework aimed at web developers to make common integration tasks much easier.