4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2004
For one of the first books on ESB, this is a very good book and I highly recommend it for anyone one involved in ESB or for that matter SOA. If like me, you have wondered what, if any, were the differences between a cluster of integration brokers and an ESB; this book make a reasonable attempt to clarify the issue. All in all Chappell has written an excellent book, which I suspect will do for ESB what Gregor Hohpe's 'Enterprise Integration Patterns' has done for integration architecture.
My only slight gripe is that Chappell's coverage and mention of patterns does not always use the context, problem, solution format. His approach is also very java biased, which I suspect some may say is not necessarily a bad thing.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 22 October 2004
If you are looking for a management/architect level view of what an ESB is, how it differs from Hub and Spoke and MOM, and how it can work for your business then this is the book for you.