Sams Teach Yourself Windows Workflow Foundation in 24 Hours:
by Robert Eisenberg

Item# 0321486994
List price: $34.99
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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


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    Publisher: Sams Publishing
    Page Count (est.): 597
    ISBN10: 0321486994
    ISBN13: 9780321486998
    Cover: Paperback
    Pub Date: 1/11/2009