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Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions by Bobby Woolf, Gregor Hohpe

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Chapter 2. Integration Styles

Introduction

Enterprise integration is the task of making disparate applications work together to produce a unified set of functionality. These applications can be custom developed in house or purchased from third-party vendors. They likely run on multiple computers, which may represent multiple platforms, and may be geographically dispersed. Some of the applications may be run outside of the enterprise by business partners or customers. Other applications might not have been designed with integration in mind and are difficult to change. These issues and others like them make application integration complicated. This chapter explores multiple integration approaches that can help overcome these challenges.

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