Enterprise Integration Patterns Revisited
Data exchanges between companies increase a lot. Hence, the number of applications which must be integrated increases, too. The emergance of service-oriented architectures and cloud computing boost this even more. The realization of these integration scenarios is a complex and time-consuming task because different applications and services do not use the same concepts, interfaces, data formats and technologies.
Originated and published over ten years ago by Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf, Enteprise Integration Patterns (EIP) became the world wide defacto standard for describing integration problems. They offer a standardized way to split huge, complex integration scenarios into smaller recurring problems. These patterns appear in almost every integration project. Most developers already have used some of these patterns such as the filter, splitter or content-based-router – some of them without being aware of using EIPs.
Today, EIPs are still used to reduce efforts and complexity a lot. This session revisits EIPs and gives an overview about the status quo. After giving a short introduction wit several examples, the audience will learn which of these old EIPs still have a „right to exist“, and which new EIPs emerged in the meantime.
Fortunately, EIPs offer more possibilites than just be used for modelling integration problems in a standardized way. Several frameworks and tools already implement these patterns. The developer does not have to implement EIPs on his own. Therefore, the end of the session shows different framework and tools available on the Java platform, which can be used for modelling and implementing complex integration scenarios by using the EIPs.