Annrai is also smart enough to be a salesman for his own business interests at any given point in time and space. But even given this acknowledged bias, his three-month old blog on issues of ESB and SOA makes for a refreshing perspective on an often too murky area.
From my perch, there are few more crucial technology and important business productivity issues than ESBs. How ESBs emerge in the market will play a huge role in the way that SOA as a paradigm is defined and implemented. The maturation of ESBs is a topic worth boning up on and tracking closely, from all the angles.