This course is also available as self-paced virtual (e-learning) course, IBM Integration Bus V9 Application Development I (ZM665G). This option does not require any travel.
An updated version of this course is available. For more information, click IBM Integration Bus V10 Application Development I (WM666G).
In this course, you learn how to use IBM Integration Bus to develop, deploy, and support platform-independent message flow applications. These applications use various messaging topologies to transport messages between service requesters and service providers, and also allow the messages to be routed, transformed, and enriched during processing.
The course explores message flow problem determination, with an emphasis on identifying and recovering from errors in message flows. You learn how to construct message flows that use extended Structured Query Language (ESQL), Java, and the IBM Graphical Data Mapping editor to transform messages. The course also explores how to control the flow of messages by using various message processing nodes, and how to use databases and maps to transform and enrich messages during processing. You review various messaging transports at a high level and gain a basic understanding of how message flows can use web services, Java Message Service (JMS), and other transport mechanisms. Finally, you explore how to extend IBM Integration Bus by using adapters and other IBM products.
Throughout the course, hands-on lab exercises allow you to practice the skills and concepts that are presented in the lectures. The hands-on labs cover topics such as creating and testing message flows, message modeling, problem determination, and error handling.
Describe the features and uses of the IBM Integration Bus
Develop, deploy, and test message flows
Generate message flows from predefined patterns
Use IBM Integration Bus problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors
Describe the function and appropriate use of various message processing nodes
Write basic ESQL and Java methods to transform messages
Use the IBM Graphical Data Mapping editor to transform messages
Define, use, and test simple XML and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) message models
Describe supported transport protocols and how to call them in message flows
Describe IBM Integration Bus integration with other IBM products such as IBM Business Process Manager, WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere DataPower, and WebSphere Transformation Extender
Extend IBM Integration Bus functions by using WebSphere Adapters and plug-ins
Describe the packaged application support for SAP, Siebel, and PeopleSoft
This course is designed for experienced integration specialists and senior-level developers with experience in application development and WebSphere MQ.
You should have:
Basic experience with WebSphere MQ administration
A basic understanding of current IT technologies such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, and XML Path language (XPath)
An understanding of the business needs of your organization
Introduction to IBM Integration Bus
Application development fundamentals
Exercise: Importing and testing a message flow
Developing message flows
Exercise: Implementing a message flow pattern
Using problem determination tools and help resources
Exercise: Analyzing runtime error scenarios
Exercise: Using problem determination tools
Using compute nodes to transform messages
Exercise: Implementing a message flow
Controlling the flow of messages
Exercise: Adding flow control to a message flow
Exercise: Implementing explicit error handling
Exercise: Implementing a message model
Mapping messages with the Graphical Data Mapping editor
Referencing databases in a message flow
Exercise: Referencing a database in a map
More message processing nodes
Message transports overview
Preparing for production
Exercise: Creating a runtime-aware message flow
Extending IBM Integration Bus