I would like to present you with an ETL and integration editor Rachel and I have been working on for the past year with the initial help of Zineb: Kaoto.
What is Kaoto?
Kaoto is an integration editor to create and deploy integrations in a low-code way and no-code way based on Apache Camel. It combines a source code editor and a drag and drop graphical space synchronized with each other. It can be run both as standalone and as a service (SaaS).
With the no-code mode, the user can build the entire integration orchestration with the drag and drop function. Kaoto has a step catalog with a list of all available building blocks that the users may want to transform data or integrate with services.
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Some people have just (re-)discovered that we don’t have to meet in person to run an event. They are very enthusiastic about it. They are even asking to replace all conferences as online events. But, are they right?
Some of you may know I am going to co-chair the next FOSS4G. (Come Hell or High Water, but we are going to have a FOSS4G next year!) I have also participated on the organization of the last ApacheCON and some other minor online events. I have also spoken on many online events by now.
And, let me tell you, I am not as optimistic as those people. I really hope this post ages badly and in the following years we get better options for online events.
But as of today, I don’t feel we are anywhere close to replace face to face events with online ones. Delivering the talks as streaming is something good but we will be losing most of what makes a conference an amazing experience.
Let me tell you why.
Continue reading “Are online events the new normal?”
Imagine you are in charge of creating a whole new complex architecture to solve a new need of your company. You are already an experienced engineer and have solved many of the requirements with some components you are already familiar with. But now, you have to orchestrate all these components together and make them work like a clock. Now we need a proper integration.
You may have heard any or all of these keywords before: middleware, integration, orchestration. And you may be wondering why and when to use them. Take a walk with me to understand when and how integration frameworks are useful.
Imagine you are in charge of solving a new need of your company. There is no complete software stack for what you need. You will have to involve your team to create something new. Even if you reuse some components, you have to make them interact and talk to each other.
You are an experienced software engineer and have solved previously many of the requirements with some components you are already familiar with. But now you have to orchestrate all these components together and make them work like a clock. Now you need a proper integration. You want all of them to cooperate smoothly in your architecture.
Continue reading “What’s all this integration agitation, anyway?”