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Published November 16, 2022

IBM Integration Bus was one of the first messaging middleware applications to be developed and it has gone through many iterations to reach the stage we are at today with App Connect Enterprise. Like any software application, it has become more feature-rich as time has passed and each iteration has marked a new milestone in the capabilities that it has delivered.

The Evolution of IBM Integration Bus to App Connect Enterprise
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Published November 15, 2022

One of the building blocks of messaging is, you guessed it, messages! But there are different kinds of messages: Commands and Events. So, what’s the difference? Well, they have very distinct purposes, usage, naming, ownership, and more!

The purpose of commands is the intent to invoke behavior.

Commands & Events: What’s the difference?
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Published November 14, 2022

Do you want to use Kafka? Or do you need a message broker and queues? While they can seem similar, they have different purposes. I’m going to explain the differences, so you don’t try to brute force patterns and concepts in Kafka that are better used with a message broker.

Do you want to use Kafka? Or do you need a Queue?