In this book we will be an employee of a fictive company, where you act as a senior technical consultant. You have a very demanding boss who is a very stressed person, because he receives a lot of pressure from his boss about the status of several projects. But you, middleware expert that you are, can provide him with all the solutions that are discussed in this book, and in the end, your boss (and you of course) is very happy. So go for the "Hollywood happy ending" when you finish this book.
You work for a big worldwide financial company with many customers around the world. The following are some of the key aspects of your company: