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Mock Web services with Apache Synapse to develop and test Web services

Apache Synapse is a simple, lightweight, high-performance enterprise service bus (ESB) released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. But for an individual developer, what’s the use of an ESB product in your day-to-day life? The simplicity of the configuration, out-of-the-box feature set, extensible architecture, and the minimal footprint makes it a versatile and powerful tool that you can use for a variety of tasks.

In this IBM developerWorks tutorial, I will explain how you can use Apache Synapse to create mock Web services. The target Web service clients and services can be in any language, such as Microsoft® .NET, Java, or PHP. You will work with several samples, starting from the most basic configuration and gradually building more complex solutions to create mock Web services.

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Integrating EDI Legacy Systems with Web Services using WSO2 ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and its related standards are the means by which businesses, governments and other organizations exchange structured information among themselves. Businesses need to integrate their EDI based systems with today’s SOAP, XML, REST based solutions. In this article I will show you how to integrate EDI data with Web services using WSO2 ESB.

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Writing a Mediator in WSO2 ESB – Part 1

WSO2 ESB comes with an assortment of useful mediators to filter, transform, route and manipulate messages. When the existing mediators come short, you can write your own mediators to implement your specific business requirements. Your custom mediators can be plugged into WSO2 ESB quite easily. After adding them to ESB they function as first class citizens the same as core mediators which come with the product. The custom mediators can be distributed in packaged form which can be installed in another WSO2 ESB instance. In this article I will show you how to write a custom mediator to extend the WSO2 ESB or Apache Synapse functionality to fulfill your business requirements.

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Running WSO2 WSAS on an IBM WebSphere Application Server

WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) is an open-source application server for Web services, supporting a whole array of open Web services standards and protocols. It is built on top of Apache Axis2 Web services framework and integrates several other open-source components and tools. In this article, I show you how to successfully integrate the WSO2 Web Services Application Server with the IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1.

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