Quicktipp: Working with more than one package name in a JAXB Context Config in Mule ESB

If you want to structure your code with packages for different JAXB annotated classes, for example after generating JAXB from different WSDLs, do not try to define severall jaxb context elements in Mule ESB, as this is going to fail at runtime.

… <mulexml:jaxb-context name=“JAXB_Context1“ packageNames=“org.example.test1“ doc:name=“JAXB Context1“ /> <mulexml:jaxb-context name=“JAXB_Context2“ packageNames=“org.example.test2“ doc:name=“JAXB Context2“ /> . . . → Read More: Quicktipp: Working with more than one package name in a JAXB Context Config in Mule ESB

Mulesoft Anypoint Platform – Running QUARTZ Scheduler Jobs

(republished on Cattle Crew)

The Java QUARTZ Job Scheduler framework is a common piece of software and can be found in many environments. Although the Mulesoft Anypoint Platform provides its own scheduling API, it is a common task to use the QUARTZ framework instead. Especially, if scheduling might be centralized among different applications and might . . . → Read More: Mulesoft Anypoint Platform – Running QUARTZ Scheduler Jobs

Mulesoft absolute path to files with ${app.home}

I just stumbled over the case that I needed an absolute path to a file inside of my Mulesoft deployment. As I do not know where the archive is going to be deployed and different stages for test, integration and production could be supported, environment based properties were not the best solution.

However, I . . . → Read More: Mulesoft absolute path to files with ${app.home}

OPC UA – Bridging Manufacturing and Enterprise IT

(republished on Cattle Crew)

Between the automation/manufacturing area and the enterprise information technology has been a disruption that is historically driven. Automation is closer to hardware so that the software evolved differently than software used on enterprise level. Moreover, it is easier to replace a business application than machines and controller in production lines. This . . . → Read More: OPC UA – Bridging Manufacturing and Enterprise IT

Mule ESB – The anatome of a flow

(republished on Cattle Crew Blog)

Mulesoft’s Anypoint Platform is an integration platform which is especially interesting for Java developers. It is based on the Spring framework and leverages Java technologies like CXF or JAXB which are well known Java software frameworks. Therefore, Java developers are able to get along with the platform fast.

As the . . . → Read More: Mule ESB – The anatome of a flow

Jax 2015 slides are available: Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud

The slides of the talk Sven Bernhardt and I gave at Jax 2015 in Mainz, Germany, are now available on slideshare.

Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud from OPITZ CONSULTING . . . → Read More: Jax 2015 slides are available: Bedeutung von Integrationsarchitekturen im Zeitalter von Mobile, IoT und Cloud

First results on the IoT front – IoT is taking off

Besides the work at customer site I have not been losing my focus on IoT Instead, IoT is becoming more and more interesting for my employer. The work in this field of expertise finally resulted in 3 different talks I was allowed to give. If you are interested have a look:

IT2Industry 2014 – . . . → Read More: First results on the IoT front – IoT is taking off

Part 2: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

I got the chance to write another article about IoT, mobile and business processes which was published this month by the German DOAG News. The Article „Schneller reagieren – Neue IT-Unterstützung von Unternehmensprozessen“ is a sequel to [2], has a focus on Oracle technology and on its application to IoT scenarios.

[1] Dominik Bial: . . . → Read More: Part 2: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

The IT trends mentioned in the title can be found in many forums, articles and blogs introducing future scenarios and informing about the next industrial revolution. But what is it all about?

More or less, it is all about situational awareness. With the help of the technologies which these IT trends promote, devices can be . . . → Read More: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Cyber Physical Systems

Prototyping with Mobile Phones – Running Restlet on Android

For prototyping purposes I had to develop a communication mechanism between a mobile phone and computer. I did not want to rely on push services like Google Cloud Messaging [1] as I simply had to push information to a single Android device and I wanted to have full control over the data and communication. Therefore, . . . → Read More: Prototyping with Mobile Phones – Running Restlet on Android