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Implementing SOA: Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 27. Coordination and Breakdown Detection

Enterprise architectures are composed of many interdependent moving parts. To bring a business process to life, the work that is being performed by one participant needs to be coordinated with the work being performed by others. It is this coordination that integrates the individual participant activities and defines the structure of the business processes.

The participants in a distributed system are autonomous. Each participant manages the execution of its own activities. Some activity management patterns involve interactions with other participants. These activity management patterns form the basic building blocks of coordination. These patterns are composed to form coordination patterns between ...

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