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Chapter 3. The batch vocabulary and mechanisms

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The batch vocabulary

The batch main concepts, as described and standardized by JSR-352, are quite commonly known and used. Thus, they are reused as familiar items in the Summer Batch framework. A typical Summer Batch program will contain "Jobs", "Steps", "Readers" and "Writers", with out of the box C# implementations and a great extensibility that allows users to supply their own.

Batch developers ought to understand the vocabulary explained below, as it describes these key concepts and is heavily reused throughout this documentation. Anyway, it is the exact same vocabulary as in any batch development process in any language, so it should be familiar to most.

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