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Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1

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Microsoft BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.1

Overview of this book

An Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) is an architectural pattern and a key enabler in implementing the infrastructure for a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The BizTalk ESB Toolkit is a collection of tools and libraries that extend the BizTalk Server capabilities of supporting a loosely coupled and dynamic messaging architecture. It functions as middleware that provides tools for rapid mediation between services and their consumers. Enabling maximum flexibility at runtime, the BizTalk ESB Toolkit simplifies loosely coupled composition of service endpoints and management of service interactions. The thing about the technology that gets most readers excited is how easy it is to quickly implement flexible and well-architected ESB solutions. "Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 ESB Toolkit 2.1" provides you with an easy-to-follow view of the tools and services that make up the toolkit. The content is packed with practical examples on how to utilize the technology, which will be appealing to the readers. This book provides you with all the information you need in one publication. The content is based on practical examples on how to use the technology to make it easier for readers to follow. This book starts off with a quick, high level introduction to ESB architectural principles, how these principles map into the ESB toolkit features, and an introduction to the different components that provide those features. The book then reveals the ins and outs of Itineraries. Next, you'll get engaged in the different ways errors can be handled and monitored by means of the ESB Toolkit features. There will be a hands-on sample on building a custom Repair and Resubmit solution to reprocess failed messages. Get to know the different web services that expose the ESB Toolkit features to external applications and how to use them with quick samples. The book ends with a preview to the new version of the toolkit.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


This book is meant to be a guide to the Microsoft ESB Toolkit 2.1. In this book, we will provide a high-level view along with detailed descriptions of the services and components that make up the Toolkit. Scenarios are provided to help you understand how these services and components can be used.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, ESB Toolkit, Architecture, and Features, provides us with an overview of the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and the architectural principles that define it.

Chapter 2, Itinerary Services, explains the conceptual definition of different services and processes that a message should go through to complete a business process.

Chapter 3, ESB Exception Handling, explores the ESB Exception framework, its components and services, and the benefits it provides.

Chapter 4, ESB Toolkit Web Services, explores the different services that the ESB provides and views a few scenarios.

Chapter 5, ESB Management Portal, shows us how to publish EndPoints into UDDI 3.0, and the use of the different parameterizations that we can do.

Chapter 6, ESB Toolkit Version 2.2 for BizTalk 2013, shows us what's new in the Toolkit, and explains how to install and configure it.

What you need for this book

You need the following to work with the examples given in the book:

  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Developer or Enterprise Version

  • Microsoft ESB Toolkit 2.1

  • UDDI 3.0

Who this book is for

This book is primarily for experienced BizTalk Developers and Architects. IT Managers and Business Analysts would also benefit from this book.


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