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Improving the Integration of Distributed Applications

Improving the Integration of Distributed Applications
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Author(s): José Carlos Martins Delgado (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 16
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch017


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The interaction of distributed applications raises an integration problem that needs to be solved. Current integration technologies, such as Web Services and RESTful APIs, solve the interoperability problem but usually entail more coupling than required by the interacting applications. This is caused by sharing data schemas between applications, even if not all features of those schemas are actually exercised. The fundamental problem of application integration is therefore how to provide at most the minimum coupling possible while ensuring at least the minimum interoperability requirements. This article proposes compliance and conformance as the concepts to achieve this goal, by sharing only the subset of the features of the data schema that are actually used.

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