Review - Event Processing In Action

I have been reading about event processing, message driven architecture and queuing for more than a year now. I think I have had some eureka moments already and got a fairly good understanding of it, but unfortunately I still have not found a truly awesome book on the subject.

Event Processing in Action delivers solid value for money, but it is a bit dryer than I wish it was. To be honest it is one of the tougher "in Action" books I have ever read. I do not think that it was boring nor inconsistent, but I found it quite difficult to read.

The thing I liked the most was that it was well structured and that it explained event processing, types of components, communication models etc. There is a lot of information in the book.

I think it would be a great text book for university, as it had tons of knowledge. Similar to other college text books I read it is quite dry and hard to digest.

Overall, I would recommend the book to anyone willing to learn more about event processing. You have to be committed to make it though.

I am still looking for my favorite event-processing-messaging book :) any recommendations?

Final score 7/10


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