It goes without saying that an enterprise consists of many moving parts, with multiple applications that serve to support different business processes. These applications rarely live in a silo, and consequently need to be integrated to allow for reliable and in some cases, secure data transfer. In this two-part article series, we will discuss some of the hurdles to integration and some possible approaches. We will then turn our attention mainly to messaging. We will also take a look at Spring Integration, a library from Spring Source that lets us integrate our applications in a unobtrusive and declarative manner.
Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for well over a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction, manufacturing and retail sectors. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.