Sunday, February 21, 2010

WSO2 SOA Workshop NYC

The full-day interactive workshop will show you how to build your own solutions with industry acclaimed best practices and patterns. It will also discuss real SOA deployment issues such as security, interoperability and moving to the Cloud.

Paul Fremantle, Founder and CTO, WSO2 and Asanka Abeysinghe, Lead Solutions Architect will be presenting at the workshop.

For more details and to register visit:

Convert the SOAP message to a plain text mail

How to convert a SOAP to a plain text mail using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).


Imagine a scenario where you are using the mail transport in WSO2 ESB. You need to convert the SOAP message to a plain text mail(without any XML in it). Read the full article here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus 2.1.3 Released!

The WSO2 ESB team is pleased to announce the release of version 2.1.3 of the Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). This is an enhanced and improved release of the WSO2 ESB 2.1.2 which went out on November 2009.

WSO2 ESB is a lightweight and easy-to-use Open Source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) available under the Apache Software License v2.0. WSO2 ESB allows administrators to simply and easily configure message routing, intermediation, transformation, logging, task scheduling, load balancing, failover routing, event brokering, etc.. The runtime has been designed to be completely asynchronous, non-blocking and streaming based on the Apache Synapse core.

WSO2 ESB 2.1.3 is developed on top of the revolutionary Carbon platform (Middleware a' la carte), and is based on the OSGi framework to achieve the better modularity for your SOA architecture. This also contains a lots of new features and many other optional components to customize the behavior of the server. Further, if you do not want any of the built in features, you can uninstall those features without any trouble. In other words, this ESB can be customized to your SOA needs.

You can download this distribution from and give it a try.

How to Run

  1. Extract the downloaded zip
  2. Go to the bin directory in the extracted folder
  3. Run the or wso2server.bat as appropriate
  4. Point your browser to the URL https://localhost:9443/carbon
  5. Use "admin", "admin" as the username and password to login as an admin and create a user account
  6. Assign the required permissions to the user through a role
  7. If you need to start the OSGi console with the server use the property -DosgiConsole when starting the server. The INSTALL.txt file found on the installation directory will give you a comprehensive set of options and properties that can be passed into the startup script
  8. Samples configurations can be started by the wso2esb-samples script passing the sample number with the -sn option, please have a look at the samples guide for more information, on running samples

New Features of WSO2 ESB 2.1.3

  • This ESB release is based on the award winning WSO2 Carbon "Middleware a' la carte", an OSGi based SOA platform, version 2.0.3 by WSO2 Inc.
  • HTTP binary relaying support for ultra fast mediation via the ESB
  • New mediation statistics viewer
  • API for accessing mediation statistics at runtime
  • Enhanced remote registry support
  • Ability to edit dynamic sequences saved in the registry from the UI editor
  • Rule based mediation powered by Drools
  • Fine grained autherization for services via the Entitlement mediator
  • Enhanced WS-Eventing support and Event Sources making it an even broker
  • Enhanced AJAX based sequence, endpoint and proxy service editors
  • Enhanced permission model with the user management
  • Enhanced REST/GET and other HTTP method support
  • P2 based OSGi provisioning support, for optional features like service management, runtime governance and so on..
  • Many bug fixes, UI enhancements and usability improvements

Key Features of WSO2 ESB

  • Proxy services - facilitating synchronous/asynchronous transport, interface (WSDL/Schema/Policy), message format (SOAP 1.1/1.2, POX/REST, Text, Binary), QoS (WS-Addressing/WS-Security/WS-RM) and optimization switching (MTOM/SwA).
  • Non-blocking HTTP/S transports based on Apache HttpCore for ultrafast execution and support for thousands of connections at high concurreny with constant memory usage.
  • Built in Registry/Repository, facilitating dynamic updating and reloading of the configuration and associated resources (e.g. XSLTs, XSD, WSDL, Policies, JS, Configurations ..)
  • Easily extendable via custom Java class (mediator and command)/Spring mediators, or BSF Scripting languages (Javascript, Ruby, Groovy, etc.)
  • Built in support for scheduling tasks using the Quartz scheduler.
  • Load-balancing (with or without sticky sessions)/Fail-over, and clustered Throttling and Caching support
  • WS-Security, WS-Reliable Messaging, Caching & Throttling configurable via (message/operation/service level) WS-Policies
  • Lightweight, XML and Web services centric messaging model
  • Support for industrial standards (Hessian binary web service protocol/ Financial Information eXchange protocol and optional Helth Level-7 protocol)
  • Enhanced support for the VFS(File/FTP/SFTP)/JMS/Mail transports with optional TCP/UDP transports and transport switching for any of the above transports
  • Support for message splitting & aggregation using the EIP and service callouts
  • Database lookup & store support with DBMediators with reusable database connection pools
  • WS-Eventing support with event sources and event brokering
  • Rule based mediation of the messages using the Drools rule engine
  • Transactions support via the JMS transport and Transaction mediator for database mediators
  • Internationalized GUI management console with user/permission management for configuration development and monitoring support with statistics, configurable logging and tracing
  • JMX monitoring support and JMX management capabilities like, Gracefull/Forcefull shutdown/restart

Get Involved

Help us improve this product by reporting any issues you many have: WSO2 ESB JIRA.

You can also watch how they are resolved, and comment on the progress.

Contact Us

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We are committed to ensuring that your enterprise middleware deployment is completely supported from evaluation to production. Our unique approach ensures that all support leverages our open development methodology and is provided by the very same engineers who build the technology.

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Thank You!
The WSO2 ESB team