Chapter 6. Service consumer patterns


In this chapter
  • UI integration patterns
  • Portlets
  • Role of hosts


The previous chapter focused on the basics of service interactions—the message exchange patterns. This chapter also focuses on the interactions of services with their consumers but it covers a wider range, looking at patterns that support these interactions. Like chapter 5, this chapter’s focus is on the service consumer in the SOA components model (see figure 6.1).

Figure 6.1. This chapter’s focus is about connecting services with service consumers in the levels and layers beyond the basic message exchange patterns.

Service consumers aren’t necessarily other services (though that’s common as well). One important type ...

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