In my previous post, I promised to write a blog series on Web Integration Patterns. This post explains the concept and a bit about how I plan to write about it.
These patterns are different from Enterprise Integration Patterns (from the book of the same title). Those enterprise patterns make the most sense inside an organization where shared-databases and specifically messaging middle-wares are part of the common infrastructure. Web Integration Patterns assume only the web as common infrastructure, or at least the best of them do, and that means they can work equally as well in a controlled enterprise Intranet as they do on the big wild Internet. They can work well for a suite of web applications or a family of loosely related web sites.
I plan to write about a dozen blog entries each covering one pattern, and I’ll do at least one per week. I’ll start with the basic patterns then introduce more advanced patterns. I’ve organized the patterns into four groupings, listed below in the order that I will cover them:(I'll add links in below as I publish each pattern)
Perhaps using the word “patterns” is a bit pretentious. I’m no gang of four or even one, and I don’t plan to give these patterns the comprehensive treatment examples that you’d find in a patterns book. I won’t be providing source code examples either. Still, I think Web Integration Patterns is the right name and format, so I’m sticking with it.
The first pattern that I’ll cover is Links. More Later...
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