JNBridge Kit Addresses Azure Logic Apps Connector Shortcomings
- By John K. Waters
Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has unveiled a new R&D Showcase Kit that addresses an ongoing enterprise challenge: interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure. The free and downloadable Kit, which includes sample code and detailed instructions, shows JNBridge customers how to leverage its JMS Adapter for .NET to build a custom Azure Logic Apps connector for JMS.
Microsoft Azure Logic Apps is a cloud service for automating and orchestrating tasks, business processes, and workflows when apps, data, systems, and services need to be integrated across enterprises or organizations. Azure Logic Apps support connectors that hook the Logic Apps into existing legacy infrastructure. The problem, explained JNBridge CTO and co-founder Wayne Citrin, is that although Microsoft offers connectors to other Microsoft products, as well as to a small number to third-party products, enterprises must custom-build connectors to other products, including to JMS message brokers, which is the standard mechanism for directing messages around enterprise IT infrastructure. Building those connectors is been a time-consuming process that is typically not well-understood by the end-user customers that need customized connectors.
Enter JNBridge and its new Showcase Kit, which shows how an enterprise can build a customized Azure Logic Apps connector for JMS using the JNBridge JMS Adapter for .NET, which provides "the unique ability to work with any vendor's JMS implementation, allowing users to easily switch from one vendor's implementation to another without rebuilding the connector."
"With this new R&D Showcase Kit, JNBridge continues to build on its commitment to solving today's most frustrating interoperability issues," Citrin said. "Now, enterprises can move forward with their own critical business objectives, without worrying about .NET-Java interoperability challenges."
The Boulder, CO-based maker of tools that connect Java- and .NET Framework-based components and apps has been publishing Showcase Kits, which it used to call "Labs," since 2012. The list currently includes "Integrating Java- and Mono-based Microservices Using Docker," "Using the Play Framework to Create a Java Web Application on Top of a .NET Backend," "Create a .NET-based Visual Monitoring Systems for Hadoop," "Building a LINQ provider for HBase MapReduce," "Build an Excel Add-in for HBase MapReduce," "Creating .NET-based MapReducers for Hadoop," and "Using a Java SSH Library to Build a BizTalk Adapter."
All are currently available for download and free.
John has been covering the high-tech beat from Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly two decades. He serves as Editor-at-Large for Application Development Trends (www.ADTMag.com) and contributes regularly to Redmond Magazine, The Technology Horizons in Education Journal, and Campus Technology. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Everything Guide to Social Media; The Everything Computer Book; Blobitecture: Waveform Architecture and Digital Design; John Chambers and the Cisco Way; and Diablo: The Official Strategy Guide.