Monday, January 15, 2007

Foundations of WF

One of the things that a lot of my clients want is systems that have some form of workflow in them. In the past it's always been the case that the workflow is rewritten from scratch. Microsoft has provided, with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF*), a platform that takes a lot of the grunt work out of building workflow based applications.

I've just started a new project that uses workflow and thankfully a book turned up from Apress that covers the basics of what I'll need to know. As with most of the documentation on MSDN the WF coverage isn't the best and Foundations of WF by Brian Myers helps to fill in the gaps in the MSDN documentation. The book isn't perfect but it is a very good place to start. Have a look at my full review.

* How mad do you have to be to realize that WWF is a protected trademark and you can't use it? Surely before you actually got to show anything to your customer?

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