Overview

IBM App Connect Enterprise provides connectivity and universal data transformation in heterogeneous IT environments. It enables businesses of any size to eliminate point-to-point connections and batch processing, regardless of operating system, protocol, and data format.

This course teaches you how to use IBM App Connect Enterprise to develop, deploy, and support message flow applications. These applications use various messaging topologies to transport messages between service requesters and service providers, and allow the messages to be routed, transformed, and enriched during processing.

In this course, you learn how to construct applications to transport and transform data. The course explores how to control the flow of data by using various processing nodes, and how to use databases and maps to transform and enrich data during processing. You also learn how to construct data models by using the Data Format Description Language (DFDL).

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Prerequisites

  • A basic understanding of current IT technologies such as Structured Query Language (SQL), Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, and XML Path language (XPath)
  • A familiarity with the Eclipse development environment
  • A basic understanding of transport protocols such as HTTP and FTP, and message-oriented middleware such as Java Message Service (JMS) and IBM MQ
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the features and uses of IBM App Connect Enterprise
  • Develop, deploy, and test message flow applications
  • Generate message flow applications from predefined patterns
  • Use the IBM App Connect Enterprise Toolkit problem determination aids to diagnose and solve development and runtime errors
  • Describe the function and appropriate use of IBM App Connect Enterprise processing nodes
  • Write basic Extended Structured Query Language and Java programs to transform data
  • Use the IBM Graphical Data Mapping editor to transform data
  • Define, use, and test simple XML and Data Format Description Language (DFDL) data models
  • Describe supported transport protocols and how to call them in message flows
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Outline

Introduction to IBM App Connect Enterprise
Application development fundamentals
Exercise: Importing and testing a message flow
Creating message flow applications
Exercise: Creating a message flow application
Connecting to IBM MQ
Exercise: Connecting to IBM MQ
Controlling the flow of messages
Exercise: Adding flow control to a message flow application
Modeling the data
Exercise: Creating a DFDL model
Processing file data
Exercise: Processing file data
Using problem determination tools and help resources
Exercise: Using problem determination tools
Exercise: Implementing explicit error handling
Mapping messages with the Graphical Data Mapping editor
Referencing a database in a message flow application
Exercise: Referencing a database in a map
Using Compute nodes to transform messages
Exercise: Transforming data by using the Compute and JavaCompute nodes
Processing JMS, HTTP, and web service messages
Preparing for production
Exercise: Creating a runtime-aware message flow

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