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

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Chapter 16. Batch applications and enterprise integration

 

This chapter covers
  • Quick introduction to batch applications and Spring Batch
  • Using batch applications in enterprise integration
  • Combining the functionality of Spring Integration and Spring Batch

 

An important niche in the landscape of software solutions is occupied by batch processes—applications that run independently with no user interaction. Akin to living fossils, they’re a glimpse into the history of computing. At the beginning of the computing era, collecting data and feeding it to programs that ran on mainframes was the only efficient option. Access to the actual system, let alone the idea of a user interface, was restricted to a limited number of operators.

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