Steve Answers the ESB Question

, Oct 4, 2007

I always liked Steve Vinoski’s posts when he was still at IONA … but I like them even better now he’s not:

Frankly, if I were an enterprise architect today, and I were genuinely concerned about development costs, agility, and extensibility, I’d be looking to solve everything I possibly could with dynamic languages and REST, and specifically the HTTP variety of REST. I’d avoid ESBs and the typical enterprise middleware frameworks unless I had a problem that really required them (see below). I’d also try to totally avoid SOAP and WS-*.