3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2014 6:31 AM by Jorge Morales

    Is that recommended to develop service based on SwitchYard from scratch

    Tung Tran Newbie

      Hi,

      I have a question related to Integration Design. We're adopting the SOA using JBoss Fuse Service Works suite. Now it's raising a big question: When we develop a new service/application:

      - Should we host it on the Fuse Service Works and develop it based on SwitchYard specifically? This decision leads to all business logic will be put on SwitchYard and the service/application is tightly depends on SwitchYard framework.

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      Alternatively, we develop a new service/application based on the independence platform(it could be any open source framework that could expose REST, SOAP services). This decision leads to the service has its own business logic, free to choose technologies, frameworks as well

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        • 1. Re: Is that recommended to develop service based on SwitchYard from scratch
          Jorge Morales Master

          Hi Tung,

          The answer to your question is easy: "Depends".

          Depends on many factors like, how complex are those applications that you are building? Is there a better technology suited for implementing those applications?

          SwitchYard is a Service BUS, but also it is a framework to develop applications, so you can have a combined approach where your CRM, B2B, InventoryManagement, etc.. are also implemented in SwitchYard, but not deployed on the same servers. You can still expose this applications via a REST API and consume it via a central SwitchYard acting solely as a BUS, and allowing you to decouple your Business applications. Of course, if there is better technology suited to develop a CRM, then use it and connect it to the rest of appplications throught the central SwitchYard BUS.

          The good thing about SwitchYard is that it allows you to create complex Business Applications (it has BPMN, Camel, and Java components) and leverages all the capabilities provided by the JEE server it runs on top, so also EJBs, MDBs, CDI,... If your application can be easily built with this, it will simplify your life (development/management/monitoring,...) having an heterogeneous development platform.

          But any solution is fine. That's the greatness of SOA.

           

          Cheers,

          • 2. Re: Is that recommended to develop service based on SwitchYard from scratch
            Tung Tran Newbie

            I Jorge,

            I don't see the advantages of implementing the application based on switchyard rather than developing on other frameworks. Of course, nobody force me to do that. But I just wonder: is this the wise choice if we implement the business service based on SwitchYard? Let say about how complicated the business service would be, technology tight coupling, infrastructure tight coupling...

            • 3. Re: Is that recommended to develop service based on SwitchYard from scratch
              Jorge Morales Master

              Hi,

              There is advantages in terms of what SwitchYard provides to you out of the box. Of course, and as I said, it is a matter of taste. If you know Spring, if you are familiar with Spring, then you can do your app with Spring and deploy it into any server, but if you are familiar with SwitchYard, BPM and camel, then SwitchYard leverages you a lot of capabilities.

              I've seen people doing huge Order applications in SwitchYard, so it fits perfectly for them.

              The good thing of using one technology is the learning curve, but if you have already passed that problem, and are familiar with many different technologies, then the one that best fits for you is the best ;-)