Chapter 8. Asynchronous Web Services Integration

Introduction

While synchronous communication using Web services became the main means of integrating heterogeneous applications among the early adopters of Web services technology, the SOAP 1.2 specification highlights support for asynchronous Web services integration. Asynchronous application-to-application communication is rapidly gaining popularity in the industry. This chapter explores different means of building asynchronous interactions between Java and .NET.

Asynchronous Web Services Strategies

From the design standpoint, the focus is on two main strategies—automatic callback and response polling. There is, of course, a third scenario where a calling system does not expect anything back ...

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