Sams Teach Yourself Windows Workflow Foundation in 24 HoursBook - 2009
In just 24 sessions of about an hour, you’ll learn how to build robust, efficient business workflows with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds the real-world foundation you need to succeed with WF from the ground up.
Filled with hands-on code examples, this book walks you through creating every type of workflow supported by .NET 3.5’s powerful new version of WF. One step at a time, you’ll discover how to host workflows, manage workflow lifecycles, integrate with Web services and WCF applications, create custom activities, and moreeverything you’ll need to solve real-world problems with WF!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common WF questions, issues, and tasks.
Q&As help you build and test your knowledge.
Notes point out shortcuts, solutions, and potential problems to avoid.
New terms are clearly defined and explained.
Learn how to...
- Understand the value of workflows and their role in general .NET and advanced business process management systems
- Run workflows from and exchange data with .NET applications
- Create sequential, state-machine, and data-driven workflows
- Define multi-level approval workflows that execute in parallel and escalate
- Develop rulesets and manage them from SQL databases
- Track your workflows to make them more agile and governable
- Use Dynamic Update to change running workflows
- Work with exceptions, compensation, and transactions
- Expose workflows as Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services and call Web services from workflows via WCF
- Expose workflows as Web services and call Web services from workflows
- Create basic, queued, event-driven, and composite custom activities
Eisenberg is an independent consultant for Internet services and enterprise systems, and he has organized this guide to Windows Workflow Foundation so that programmers and web developers can master this application in approximately 24 hours of training. The author uses instructional modules to explain how WF can host and manage workflows, integrate with web services and manage rulesets from SQL databases. This guide also describes how Workflow Foundation can be integrated into Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) to expose workflows, and how the Dynamic Update feature can be used to change running workflows. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)