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Get started with Spring Integration, the lightweight Java-based framework that makes designing and developing message-oriented architectures a breeze. Through numerous examples, you’ll learn how to use this open source framework’s basic building blocks to work with both inter- and intra-application programming models.
On May 14 David Witherspoon wrote: Introduction to Spring Integration
Just Spring Integration written by Madhusudhan Konda provides a concise overview of the Spring Integration framework in 100 pages. The author covers many topics in regards to Spring Integration in only 100 pages and I was able to learn many things and can see the value of the framework. On the other hand, since there was only 100 pages there were a couple of times I felt that topics were covered too lightly and could have been covered in more depth. There were some topics towards the ends of the chapters that seemed to just have a definition and the author didn't go into enough detail on these topics. I fell that there is a good opportunity to provide more detailed examples of all the sections that are covered in the book and some of the corner cases that you need to think about when using an messaging framework.
Therefore, if you are looking for a quick introduction to Spring Integration with the understanding that you will need to research some of these use case when creating a production system, then this book will help you out. Again, I knew nothing about Spring Integration before I read this book and after reading it I have a good understanding of what it provides and can see how it would benefit current and future applications. I just feel that I will need to research on my own to learn even more about the topic and feel that for the price of the book I should not have to be doing that right out of the gate. Therefore, if you are looking for a book that provides in depth coverage of all the topics within Spring Integration, then this is not the book for you. Full Review >
On May 13 Santosh Shanbhag wrote: Another great book by Madhusudhan
This is a concise, well-thoughtout book, with absolutely no fluff. Madhusudhan has done a great job of simplifying the landscape of Spring Integration into seven useful chapters. The first two chapters lay the groundwork of spring integration covering how and why spring makes business-2-business and application-2-application integration simple. I always thought spring integration was complex until I read this book. Chapters 3 and 4 cover message channels and endpoints in more depth. No discussion of spring integration is complete without discussion how to transform data from one format to another and that is covered in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 covers flow components and Chapter 7 finishes the book with a coverage of the various adapters like file, FTP, JMS, and JDBC.
Overall, I must applaud the author for keeping it simple and to the point and not using any fluff or unnecessary words to fill pages in the book. I really enjoy this style of writing as it helps me keep the focus and also use this book as a ready reference in case of emergency.
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On May 9 Vishal Biyani wrote: Book review: “Just spring integration” by Madhusudhan Konda
When I started on a new integration project and my first one, I picked up "Just spring integration" by Madhusudhan Konda, hoping to navigate my way through a stack of terminologies and patterns developed by enterprise integration world! Full Review >
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