Our company has a new project coming which is based on SAAS and ESBs (Sonic ESBs), So far I have no experience in these technologies, though have some concepts on SOA, Web services etc. Could you give me suggestions on how to start with these to ramp up fast and be able to take on the challenges as soon as possible?
Please share good tutorial links, helloworld examples etc.
I currently have started working for a project that already has a Sonic ESB in place. Yet to explore on it more. But it is certainly an interesting topic to work with. Some materials from the Progress Sonic website might help. Even I'm searching for some reference documents on them.
There might be a problem if you dont have access to sonic enterprise workbench- an eclipse-based ide used for modeling, configuring, testing and deploying processes and services using the Sonic Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Has your company purchased Sonic? Im sorry you won't be able to even run a simple hello world program without sonic workbench. Its proprietary software.
SonicESB development is mainly about enabling and deployment of services(out of the box or customized) on the ESB, so your SOA project can possibly be created without even writing a single line of code depending on the requirements. Its configuration driven, and knowledge of XML(XPath,XSLT...) will help.
Abundant documentation comes with Sonic though you can download a limited amount of documents from here.
Since this topic is under Web Services, this might also be helpful.