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Software Fortresses: Modeling Enterprise Architectures by Janet Van Sickler, Roger Sessions

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Chapter 6. Asynchronous Drawbridges

You might think that most interfortress communication would occur across synchronous drawbridges. What is there not to love about synchronicity? It is the world of immediate gratification. You want an answer, you get an answer. But it turns out that, at least in the fortress world, patience pays. Asynchronicity has many benefits, but it does require a mind shift. That's the goal of this chapter: to shift your mind.

The history of asynchronous drawbridges is quite different from that of synchronous drawbridges.

Synchronous drawbridges, as I discussed in Chapter 5, are all based on component technology. In that discussion, components were seen as just one part of a larger software platform, whether it was WebSphere, ...

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