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finger. Any powerful tool can be used improperly, but that's not necessarily the fault of the tool. The trick to using an ESB as part of a SOA initiative is to make sure the architecture drives the technology. It's more about knowing how to use the ESB -- and how not to use it -- than it is about whether or not to use the tool in the first place.
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