Chapter 6. Resource Tier Synchronous Integration

Introduction

The Resource tier often comprises a diverse set of enterprise applications such as databases, ERP, CRM, and legacy systems. It is common to develop point-to-point integration to each of these applications that in the end yields a convoluted system landscape. Adding the Java EE and .NET technology disparity increases the complexity of the integration task. Therefore, as a best practice, it is valuable to abstract out the back-end integration by building a so-called Integration tier. This Integration tier provides cohesive access to the corresponding Resource tier in a way that is transparent to the rest of the business logic. In the context of Java EE .NET integration, it is particularly ...

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