Loosely Coupled weblog - on-demand web services
There is an article out there on the ESB as a concept. It's called Microsoft explodes the ESB. Now there is a wise authority on Enterprise Application Integration. Now if only their servers didn't have to be therapeutically rebooted.... On a serious note, Microsoft has done a pretty good job with their web services tool kit. But I would really hesitate to give them much credibility beyond that.
As far as the ESB goes, maybe the term will go away in the near future. But what is happening in the middleware layer will not. Companies still struggle with basic concepts especially surrounding SOA. And I am still not convinced that what the article is proposing is the best way to go.