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see the search results immediately


Cover of Microservices for the Enterprise: Designing, Developing, and Deploying


At least, the user wants to see the beginning of the search results immediately. Other search results can continue to arrive while the relatively-slow human examines the first screen of search results.

This sounds asynchronous, meaning the authors were wrong to use it as an example where synchronous communication is mandatory.