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Increasingly, developers want to build business process-driven software using workflows. Conventional software development approaches weren't really designed for this. Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), introduced with Vista and .NET 3.0, is. Built around "activities," it's a whole new paradigm. That means a lot to learn. Start with this book.
Essential Windows Workflow Foundation teaches the principles of "activity-oriented, reactive" WF programming: principles you should understand before you use the new types in .NET 3.0's System.Workflow namespace. The authors, key contributors to Microsoft's WF development team, illuminate many possibly unfamiliar programming concepts: bookmarks, continuations, and resumable program statements, to name a few.
You'll learn how to build activities, and how they execute; how to write and extend applications that host the WF runtime; how to use advanced capabilities such as validation and compilation. There are plenty of examples, too, helping make these powerful ideas very real. Bill Camarda, from the December 2006 Read Only