As you get started with ServiceMix, you'll see that you often have a number of different options for many aspects of your project. The basic principles of using ServiceMix are based on the Java Business Integration (JBI) spec.
We have indexed some very good articles on SOA, ESBs, JBI and ServiceMix.
A good recent article is this one from Dr. Dobb's Journal. There is a nice "hello world" example using ServiceMix in that article.
Success with ServiceMix generally requires that you understand concepts related to SOA, ESB and JBI. However, keep in mind that these are distinct topics - i.e. not all ESBs are based on JBI, not all SOA projects require an ESB, etc.
Edited by: rpetersen on Nov 9, 2007 10:49 AM
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