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Overview

Windows Workflow Foundation is a groundbreaking addition to the core of the .NET Framework that allows you to orchestrate human and system interactions as a series of workflows that can be easily mapped, analyzed, adjusted, and implemented.

As business problems become more complex, the need for a workflow–based solution has never been more evident. WF provides a simple and consistent way to model and implement complex solutions. As a developer, you focus on developing the business logic for individual workflow tasks. The runtime handles the execution of those tasks after they have been composed into a workflow.

Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 3.5 provides you with the skills you need to incorporate WF into your applications. This book gets you up to speed with Windows Workflow Foundation quickly and comprehensively. The practical aspects of using WF are covered in a lively tutorial style with each workflow concept illustrated in C#. You’ll find detailed coverage of how to customize your workflows and access them in a variety of ways and situations so you can maximize the advantages of this technology.

Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 3.5 is written by an experienced Windows and .NET developer. Rather than simply duplicating the available references on the subject, author Bruce Bukovics leads you through a series of practical WF topics that enable you to gain immediate experience and learn how to use the technology as you progress through the book.

What you’ll learn

  • WF basics
  • Customizing your workflows
  • Accessing your workflows in a variety of ways in a variety of situations
  • Using WF with web services and ASP.NET
  • Integrating WCF and WF

Who this book is for

Developers encountering WF and .NET 3.5 for the first time in their professional lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430209751
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Series: The Expert's Voice in .NET Series
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 852
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Bukovics has been a working developer for over 25 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as banking, corporate finance, credit card processing, payroll processing, and retail automation. He has firsthand developer experience with C, C++, Delphi, VB, C#, and Java, and he rode the waves of technology as they drifted from mainframe to client/server to n-Tier, from COM to COM+, and from Web Services to .NET Remoting and beyond. He considers himself a pragmatic programmer. He doesn't stand on formality and doesn't do things just because they have always been done that way. He's willing to look at alternate or unorthodox solutions to a problem if that's what it takes. He is employed at Radiant Systems, Inc., in Alpharetta, Georgia, as a lead developer and architect in the centralized development group.
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  • Posted October 14, 2008

    Exactly the reference I was looking for

    I make my living as a consultant software architect/programmer and usually self-educate on newer technologies through books like this one. I've often found Apress titles to be of great value and this one does not disappoint. In Pro WF, the author takes a logical textbook approach (introducing what you should expect to learn, teaching the material, reviewing what you should have learned) as he guides you from a broad foundational understanding of the workflow framework and components through advanced topics such as persistence, serialization, web services and wcf integration. What makes this book stand out is that the author does a great job of inserting practical tips that highlight nuances of the framework that someone without prior experience would not intrinsically know.<BR/><BR/>I'm very pleased with this reference. I think you would be too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Excellent information, excellent presentation.

    This is an absolutely outstanding introduction and presentation of very detailed information about what is for me an exciting technology, Windows Workflow. The author is expert at delivering complex concepts in a understandable style and then reinforcing those concepts with examples. The overall effect is very educational and effective. This book should be a template for all emerging technology books. I really enjoyed it benefitted from it.

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