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Release It! by Michael T. Nygard

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Antipattern4.1 Integration Points

I haven’t seen a “pure-website” project since about 1996. If your projects are like mine, they have probably been enterprise integration projects that happen to have an HTML-based front end. Indeed, despite lip service, companies didn’t really get off the starting line for enterprise integration until they needed to create dynamic websites. Those projects were the impetus that finally forced many companies to integrate systems that have never played well together. Look at the system context diagram from any of these projects, and you’ll see the site squatting in the center of the diagram with lines stretching in every direction. ...

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