Chapter 8. Putting It All Together

So far these narratives have looked at one aspect of a system and explored the various options for handling it. Now it’s time to sweep everything together and start to answer the tricky question of what patterns to use when designing an enterprise application.

The advice in this chapter is in many ways a repeat of the advice given in earlier chapters. I must admit that I’ve wondered whether this chapter was needed. However, I felt it was good to put all the discussion in context now that, I hope, you have at least an outline of the full scope of the patterns in this book.

As I write this, I’m very conscious of the limitations of my advice. Frodo said in Lord of the Rings, “Go not to the Elves for counsel, for ...

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