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Description - Sams Teach Yourself Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in 24 Hours by Robert Eisenberg

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 .N ET 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780321486998
ISBN-10: 0321486994
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 178mm x 32mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert Eisenberg

Robert is currently an analyst and consultant specializing in BizTalk Server 2004, service-oriented architecture, BPM, .NET, Web services, and EAI. He writes articles for major trade publications and speaks regularly at industry events about service-oriented architecture, BizTalk Server, and .NET. Robert is a Microsoft BizTalk Server MVP and a C# Web Services MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional.) He is a co-author of Professional ASP.NET Web Services, 1861005458, 11/01. He lives in the San Francisco area.

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