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Spring Integration in Action by Mark Fisher, Jonas Partner, Marius Bogoevici, Iwein Fuld

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Chapter 3. Messages and channels

 

This chapter covers
  • Introducing messages and channels
  • How different types of channels work
  • Customizing channel functionality with dispatchers and interceptors

 

Now that you have an idea of the high-level concepts of messaging and Spring Integration, it’s time to dive in deeper. As mentioned in chapter 1, the three fundamental concepts in Spring Integration are messages, channels, and endpoints. Endpoints are discussed in a chapter of their own (chapter 4), but first you get to read about messages and channels.

In our introduction to messages, we show how the information exchanged by Spring Integration is organized. When describing channels, we discuss the conduits through which messages travel and how ...

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