Chapter 16. Message Interaction Patterns

In every composite, messages are exchanged between participants. So far, we have only looked at simple interactions, that is, a single request followed by a reply, whether synchronous or asynchronous.

Asynchronous messaging adds additional complexities around the routing and correlation of replies. In this chapter, we look at how the SOA Service Infrastructure uses WS-Addressing to manage this, and in situations where this can't be used, examine how we can use correlation sets in BPEL to achieve the same result.

As a part of this, we look at some common, but more complex, messaging patterns and requirements such as:

  • How we can handle multiple exchanges of messages, either synchronous or asynchronous between ...

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