This session introduces Spring Integration, a new addition to the Spring portfolio. We will begin with a whirlwind tour of the Spring Framework’s core support for enterprise integration including such capabilities as remoting, messaging, and scheduling. This will be followed by a brief overview of the Enterprise Integration Patterns described in the highly influential book of the same name. We will then embark on a demo-driven exploration of Spring Integration to see how it enables the development of applications based on those patterns while building on the Spring Framework’s core support. Patterns to be discussed include Message Channel, Message Endpoint, Channel Adapter, Content-Based Router, and more. After this session, you will have a clear understanding of how the Spring Integration API promotes the separation of concerns that is essential for producing maintainable, testable code.