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Best practise messaging and system integration
on 29 February 2004
This is not your typical programming patterns book, nor does it use UML. This is a list of named and defined best practises for enterprise integration using messaging. It takes a step back from programming and looks at how you would use a messaging technology (Tibco, MQ, MSMQ, Sonic, Intalio, etc.), to provide an integration architecture to connect all the systems within an organisation and externally.
The book arose from a Patterns conference where patterns for connecting different apps were discussed. The list of patterns was developed collaboratively by industry experts on the website [...]
I've spent the past three years integrating hundreds of applications following corporate acquisition, disposal, outsourcing, and consolidation inside a large bank. This book summed up very precisely what I learnt in the first year. It does not go into more complicated patterns such as "Compensating Transactions" and "State Synchronization", but it covers the basic 50 everyday patterns of design very thoroughly.
The book is part of the Martin Fowler and Kent Beck series and this shows in the quality. It is highly readable and thoroughly peer reviewed.