Category Archives: Technical

Articles with a technical viewpoint

Setting up https for your REST API with Boxfuse

In my last post I showed how easy it was to get your REST API based on Spring Boot framework up and running on AWS with the help of Boxfuse. The next step is making use of SSL for the … Continue reading

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More advanced stuff with JMS and AWS SQS

As you might know SQS in AWS SQS stands for ‘Simple Queue Service’. While playing around with it I recently found one of the reasons why it may be called ‘simple’. In two previous posts (here and here) I showed … Continue reading

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Message Content Filtering with WSO2 ESB

Every integration architect or developer should be familiair with Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) as described by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf. One of the patterns is the ‘Content Message Filter’ (not to be confused with the Message Filter pattern). There … Continue reading

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Making use of the open sources of WSO2 ESB

When implementing services using the WSO2 stack (or any other open source Java framework) you will sooner or later run into a situation that the framework behaviour doesn’t do what you expect it should do. Or you just want to … Continue reading

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Base64 encoding of binary file content

For testing a base64Binary XML type at one of my projects I needed an example of a base64 encoded file content. There is a simple command for that (at least when you are working on a Mac). For a file … Continue reading

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Using your own WSDL with a WSO2 ESB Proxy Service

It is common practice to use an external XSD file in your WSDL. This way you can easily reuse your XSD at other places. However if you want to use such WSDL in your WSO2 ESB Proxy Service you have … Continue reading

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right-pad values with XSLT

In this post an XSLT function that can be used to right-pad the value of an element with a chosen character to a certain length. No rocket science but this might become handy again so by putting it down here … Continue reading

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Mule ESB, ActiveMQ and the DLQ

In this post I show a simple Mule ESB flow to see the DLQ feature of Active MQ in action. I assume you have a running Apache ActiveMQ instance available (if not you can download a version here). In this … Continue reading

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Enabling WSSE Basic Authentication for a Web Service client in Mule

In a previous post I described how to enable WSSE security options in your web services proxied by Mule ESB. In this post I show you how to enable WSSE basic authentication on a ‘client’ side. I used this set … Continue reading

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Running the Maven Release Plugin with Jenkins

Recently I started to implement our release process in Jenkins. Until then I just ran the release plugin of Maven on my local machine which did the job. As I said we decided to move this task to Jenkins. The … Continue reading

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