ESB Links
– An ESB Vendors Evaluation by Forrester Research

ESB vs Biztalk Debate Gets Heated in Barcelona
– While giving a presentation at the Enterprise Architect Summit in Barcelona, on It turned into a pretty heated debate over core architectural fundamentals, which we hammered out in front of an audience of about 75 unsuspecting conference-goers….

More coming as we find them…

BizTalk ESB (Enterprise Serivce Bus) – Interview of Neal Walters and Yogi Veda

An Itinerary would be a sort of a travel plan for the message based on the current information the message can provide to the Itinerary processor. There can be two types of itineraries Predetermined and Dynamic. Predetermined is when the steps are always the same for a business process. Where as with the dynamic itinerary the outcome of a preceeding step might determine what the next step will be.

In our case, we built the itineraries using BizTalk’s business rule engine. The header message in our common cannonical message contains the entire itinerary, along with information about the current step. Data from the message can be used to determine what the next step should be.