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WebSphere Business Integration Adapters: An Adapter Development and WebSphere Business Integration Solution

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 18 July 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738493503
ISBN-13: 9780738493503
IBM Form #: SG24-6345-00

Authors: Lee Gavin, Geert Van de Putte, Jeffrey Blight, Antti Lundstrom, Girolamo Palumbo, Liz Savoie, Chris Sparshott, Susumu Sugihara and Alberto Tatarano

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    WebSphere® Business Integration is the IBM® business integration solution for process integration, workforce management, and enterprise application connectivity. WebSphere Business Integration helps you to create and deploy new business processes, synchronize business information in multiple business applications on diverse platforms, and transform message formats en-route between applications.

    This IBM Redbooks publication takes you through the full life cycle of an adapter development project, from design considerations, building, and testing through deployment and implementation on multiple broker types (using both an out-of-the-box technology adapter and the custom adapter for our development project).

    For this book, we designed a scenario that mirrors many of the issues that real-life integration projects can face. The scenario starts by integrating custom enterprise applications. It then integrates those applications into the business-to-business world by extending the infrastructure. Finally, it adds a human interaction component which determines whether to take the internal route or external route (via trading partners) to application integration. Using many of the components within the WebSphere Business Integration family of products, this book includes a range of integration options that are available to implement this scenario.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Adapter development: The theory

    Chapter 1. Adapter development

    Chapter 2. Business objects

    Chapter 3. Object Discovery Agents

    Chapter 4. Agent initialization and termination

    Chapter 5. Data handlers and name handlers

    Chapter 6. Business object handlers

    Chapter 7. Connector configuration properties

    Chapter 8. Asynchronous event processing and notification

    Chapter 9. Synchronous event processing (callback)

    Chapter 10. Local versus remote deployment

    Chapter 11. Component deployment

    Part 2. Developing our custom adapter

    Chapter 12. Setting up the development environment

    Chapter 13. Adapter design and environment

    Chapter 14. Object Discovery Agent

    Chapter 15. Initializing and terminating the adapter agent

    Chapter 16. Implementing a business object handler

    Chapter 17. Implementing event notification

    Chapter 18. Polling for events

    Part 3. Setting up applications for our scenario

    Chapter 19. Overview of our scenario and applications

    Chapter 20. Installing and configuring the scenario infrastructure

    Part 4. Configuring and testing adapters and business objects

    Chapter 21. Creating the business objects and connector

    Chapter 22. Object Discovery Agent

    Chapter 23. Packaging the custom adapter for distribution

    Chapter 24. Unit testing the connector

    Part 5. Message Broker components

    Chapter 25. Deploying business objects to the Message Broker

    Chapter 26. Building and testing message flow for Retrieve

    Chapter 27. Building and testing message flows for Create

    Chapter 28. Building and testing message flow for Update

    Part 6. Business-to-business components

    Chapter 29. Integrating external contractors using WebSphere BI Connect

    Part 7. Server Foundation components

    Chapter 30. Adding human interaction using WebSphere BI Server Foundation

    Chapter 31. Integrating and automating the process

    Part 8. Looking after the run-time environment

    Chapter 32. Gathering data from the run-time

    Appendix A. Unit test traces

    Appendix B. Additional material


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