Chapter 14. Processing Message Convoys

The final chapter in this book addresses complex issues related to sequencing events and messages. Commonly in integration scenarios we must react to a series of events that span different time and message exchange patterns to create a unified process. When multiple messages are treated together as a single process, the pattern is normally called a convoy. This chapter presents different types of convoys through specific examples as we continue to build on our inventory management application.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Uniform sequential convoys
  • Zombies
  • Non-uniform sequential convoys
  • Parallel convoys
  • Dealing with zombies

Creating a sequential convoy

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