Event-Driven Architecture: A Working Definition

Event-driven architecture (EDA) falls into the maddening category of a technology paradigm that is half understood by many people who claim to know everything about it. Although we recognize that we, too, might not know absolutely everything there is to know about EDA, we believe that it is necessary to set out a working definition of EDA that we can adhere to throughout this book. Getting to an effective working definition of EDA is challenging because EDA must be described at a sufficiently high level that is comprehensible to nontechnologists, but at the same time not so high level as to sound vague or irrelevant.

An event-driven architecture is one that has the ability ...

Get Event-Driven Architecture: How SOA Enables the Real-Time Enterprise now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.