Integration Developer News is running a story about a University of Illinois Java-based OpenEAI project, an Open Source alternative to expensive and proprietary ERP/EAI middleware solutions. For the story, Integration Developer News interviewed Stephen Wheat and Tod Jackson, founders of the OpenEAI Software Foundation and enterprise architects for Administrative IT at UoI. There’s lots to read in the story, but the quote that caught my attention was this one (made while discussing “but what if JMS is not used?”):
“With OpenEAI, Wheat also said he had ColdFusion developers working to build integration functionality. ‘Because ColdFusion can use Java objects, we had those developers using Java objects just like any Java developers. We could expose an API that lets them call and perform an action and call the method,’ Wheat added.”
Someone who gets it! That’s truly worth blogging.