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Effective Enterprise Java by Ted Neward

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Chapter 4. Processing

 

You must lay aside all prejudice on both sides, and neither believe nor reject anything, because any other persons, or descriptions of persons, have rejected or believed it. Your own reason is the only oracle given you by heaven, and you are answerable, not for the rightness, but the uprightness of the decision.

 
 --Thomas Jefferson
 

Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.

 
 --Gandalf to Frodo, Lord of the Rings

Processing is the part of the enterprise system that the middleware can't handle for you, the “meat” of your applications. It goes by many names: business rules, business logic, domain logic, application code, ad infinitum. At its essence, processing is what the business is paying for in the ...

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