Sunday, July 25, 2010

ESB - Introduction

There seems to be no specific introduction for an ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) but this presentation helps to understand what an ESB does and depending on the features it has an ESB definition may vary.......

Features it may have :

1. Routing
2. Message Transformation
3. Message Enhancement
4. Protocol Transformation
5. Service Mapping
6. Message Processing
7. Process Choreography
8. Service Orchestration
9. Transaction Management
10. Security

Close Definition could be written up as follows;

Standards based integration platform that combines messaging, web services, data transformation & intelligent routing to reliably connect & coordinate interaction of diverse applications....

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm Ishani, an Electrical Engineer by profession; at least up to now when I started blogging ! , and I graduated from University of Moratuwa a year before.

I always wanted to do Computer Engineering but due to lack of marks in the semesters I ended up as a graduate in Electrical Engineering. With the four years learning in the field I felt it in vain to give up on the Electrical and move on to a complete new field with the degree at hand. Soon after my final exams at the university I was offered a Job in Electrical Engineering at a prestigious company.

So I took the offer and started working. Day by day I understood that this was not the line for me. The stream I worked doesn't revolve all the time. I felt it was too static and routine and I was just held back at the Job. And the stress of other people were building up on me with no direct connection with their jobs over mine.

It may be too fast to comment on a field and move on to another since you just had a bad experience. However, with the experience I've gained I decided to change course in my carrier. It was a tough decision which took me one year to realise that the place I dreamt was not the place I'll be if I be an Electrical Engineer !!

We, Engineers seems to be very restricted in our arena and tends to be working solely on management rather than what an Engineer is ought to do. Some may disagree to my thought; and I believe I'm too young in the society to make such a comment.

~ For many people a job is more than an income – it's an important part of who we are. So a career transition of any sort is one of the most unsettling experiences you can face in your life. ~

Moving in to a new field with new technologies and new developments is practically scares me in to bits.

However, I'm thankful for the opportunity I've been given, and to those who helped me to make my decision to move ahead in my carrier.

I believe in my self to be a success; to learn what I've always wanted...... I just take up the Challenge !!

Cheers !