Chapter 1. Solving Integration Problems Using Patterns

This chapter illustrates how the patterns in this book can be used to solve a variety of integration problems. In order to do so, we examine common integration scenarios and present a comprehensive integration example. As we design the solution to this example, we express the solution using the patterns contained in this book. At the end of this chapter you will be familiar with about two dozen integration patterns.

The Need for Integration

Enterprises are typically comprised of hundreds, if not thousands, of applications that are custom built, acquired from a third party, part of a legacy system, or a combination thereof, operating in multiple tiers of different operating system platforms. ...

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