4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2007 10:30 AM by Kurt Stam

    Building a brdige between 3rd Party and JBossXXX

    David Streever Newbie

      I'm trying to determine what the best approach is to building a "Bridge" between a proprietary product and JBossESB.

      I have a Java API into this other product which is itself a server. This server produces messages, much like a JMS Topic would, that can be consumed by any client that is attached to the server.

      I need to capture those messages and run them through JBossESB so I can store/process/etc them for our application.

      I would prefer not having to build an entire infrastructure around this bridge, IE: monitoring, startup, communications, etc, and would like to know if there is a "recommended" approach to this using any of the JBoss family of solutions.

      I've reviewed what docs I could find on creating a "Provider" in JBossESB, but this seems a bit premature for the product (JBossESB) and the docs aren't really clear. NOTE: This is NOT a polling type of service, so the polling features in JBossESB(cron, etc) wouldn't work. If your not online with the service at the time the message is published, you loose out. So the "bridge" needs to be attached and "listening" for messages all the time. And I will have to "listen" to "multiple" servers from this solution.

      Again, I'm not certain that JBossESB is the right place to start. Any suggestions are welcome.

      Thanks.