An ingenious novel about art and revenge, insisting on your dreams and hitting on your doctor, told in the form of 80 movie reviews In near-future America, film critic Noah Body uploads his reviews to a content aggregator. His job is routine: watch, seethe, pan. He dreams of making his own film, free from the hackery of commercial cinema. Faced with writing about lousy movies for a website that no one reads, Noah smuggles into his work episodes from his trainwreck of a life. We learn that his apartment in Miniature Aleppo has been stripped of furniture after his wife ran off with his best friend - who Noah believes has possessed his body. He´s in the middle of an escalating grudge match against a vending machine tycoon with a penchant for violence. And he´s infatuated with a doctor who has diagnosed him with a ´´disease of thought.´´ Sapped by days performing the labor of entertainment, forced to voice opinions on cinema to earn his water rations, Noah is determined to create his own masterpiece, directed by and starring himself. Written by a debut novelist with a rotten wit and a singular imagination, A Short Film About Disappointment is a story about holding on to a scrap of hope in a joyously crummy world of nanny states and New Koreas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ari Fliakos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004128/bk_peng_004128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book. Backcover Would you like to use a consistent visual notation for drawing integration solutions? Look inside the front cover. Do you want to harness the power of asynchronous systems without getting caught in the pitfalls? See Thinking Asynchronously in the Introduction. Do you want to know which style of application integration is best for your purposes? See Chapter 2, Integration Styles. Do you want to learn techniques for processing messages concurrently? See Chapter 10, Competing Consumers and Message Dispatcher. Do you want to learn how you can track asynchronous messages as they flow across distributed systems? See Chapter 11, Message History and Message Store. Do you want to understand how a system designed using integration patterns can be implemented using Java Web services, .NET message queuing, and a TIBCO-based publish-subscribe architecture? See Chapter 9, Interlude: Composed Messaging. Utilizing years of practical experience, seasoned experts Gregor Hohpe and Bobby Woolf show how asynchronous messaging has proven to be the best strategy for enterprise integration success. However, building and deploying messaging solutions presents a number of problems for developers. Enterprise Integration Patterns provides an invaluable catalog of sixty-five patterns, with real-world solutions that demonstrate the formidable of messaging and help you to design effective messaging solutions for your enterprise. The authors also include examples covering a variety of different integration technologies, such as JMS, MSMQ, TIBCO ActiveEnterprise, Microsoft BizTalk, SOAP, and XSL. A case study describing a bond trading system illustrates the patterns in practice, and the book offers a look at emerging standards, as well as insights into what the future of enterprise integration might hold. This book provides a consistent vocabulary and visual notation framework to describe large-scale integration solutions across many technologies. It also explores in detail the advantages and limitations of asynchronous messaging architectures. The authors present practical advice on designing code that connects an application to a messaging system, and provide extensive information to help you determine when to send a message, how to route it to the proper destination, and how to monitor the health of a messaging system. If you want to know how to manage, monitor, and maintain a messaging system once it is in use, get this book. 0321200683B09122003 Foreword by John Crupi. Foreword by Martin Fowler. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Solving Integration Problems Using Patterns. The Need for Integration. Integration Challenges. How Integration Patterns Can Help. The Wide World of Integration. Loose Coupling. One-Minute EAI. A Loosely Coupled Integration Solution. Widgets & Gadgets ´R Us: An Example. Summary. 2. Integration Styles. Introduction. File Transfer (by Martin Fowler). Shared Database (by Martin Fowler). Remote Procedure Invocation (by Martin Fowler). Messaging. 3. Messaging Systems. Introduction. Message Channel. Message. Pipes and Filters. Message Router. Message Translator. Message Endpoint. 4. Messaging Channels. Introduction. Point-to-Point Channel. Publish-Subscribe Channel. Datatype Channel. Invalid Message Channel. Dead Letter Channel. Guaranteed Delivery. Channel Adapter. Messaging Bridge. Message Bus. 5. Message Construction. Introduction. Command Message. Document Message. Event Message. Request-Reply. Return Address. Correlation Identifier. Message Sequence. Message Expiration. Format Indicator. 6. Interlude: Simple Messaging. Introduction. JMS Request-Reply Example. .NET Request-Reply Example. JMS Publish-Subscribe Example. 7. Message Routing. Introduction. Content-Based Router. Message Filter. Dynamic Router. Recipient List. Splitter. Aggregator. Resequencer. Composed Message