Web services interact through messages to ensure a robust and coupled interaction. But what happens when components need to interact in more sophisticated ways than just sending a message? That is where conversations, choreography, and orchestrations come into play. A number of standards help to describe conversations, but there is very little guidance as to how to design a good conversation. Conversation patterns document common forms of conversations in the design pattern format, highlighting design trade-offs and popular implementations.
About Gregor Hohpe
Gregor Hohpe is a software architect with Google, Inc. Gregor is a widely recognized thought leader on asynchronous messaging architectures and service-oriented architectures.He co-authored the seminal book "Enterprise Integration Patterns" and speaks regularly at technical conferences around the world. Find out more about his work at www.eaipatterns.com.
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