Windows Workflow Foundation is an addition to the WinFx Software Development Kit designed to allow any application to add workflow functionality. Microsoft expects workflow to be one of the next hottest topics within application design and development. This book helps readers who are just beginning their workflow design efforts with WF. All code samples are presented in both VB.NET and C# using Visual Studio 2005. This includes a sample ASP.NET application written in VB.NET that uses workflow and the Windows Workflow Foundation along with a windows application written in C# that uses the same workflow.
Windows Workflow Foundation is part of a bundle of new products that update .NET 2.0 into .NET 3.0. This book is one of the first to cover this important addition to .NET, and aims to provide the reader with a solid grounding in how workflows are implemented, executed, maintained and customized. By comprehensively covering WF from setup through implementation to customization readers are given a ‘one stop’ grounding in the subject. Given the importance of this technology release, the fact that WF is a free add-on, and the book’s broad appeal, it will be useful to almost all existing or migrating .NET 2.0 developers.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is Microsoft's programming model for building workflow-enabled applications in the Windows operating system. It includes a namespace, a workflow engine, and design tools that can be used with Visual Studio .NET. Workflow is an extremely important type of application that has been difficult to build on the Microsoft platform. Workflow Foundation is a major element of the .NET Framework 3.0 platform that enables application developers to build these types of applications. In Building Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation; Part I: Basics of Windows Workflow Foundation, author, MVP, speaker, and leading consultant Michael Stiefel introduces readers to the basics of Windows Workflow foundation. The other parts of this series include State Machine and Rules-Driven Workflows Advanced Workflow Features Extended Workflow Example All of the “ Building Applications with Windows Workflow Foundation” Short Cuts were created with the professional developer in mind. The author’s unique approach is a combination of practical application with just enough understanding of the underpinnings for developers. It is not a book on "workflow plumbing” but a successful approach he has used for many years in consulting and training. Features of this Short Cut series include Demonstrations on how to build practical workflow applications by solving problems that workflow developers will have to solve. Plenty of code that helps demonstrate how to solve the practical problems of building an application. The first three Short Cuts emphasize and illustrate how to build the elements of an application. The fourth Short Cut will pick a different application and illustrate how to build a workflow application with more emphasis on the design strategy and tactics using the problem solutions developed in the first three articles. Providing this information as a Short Cut will enable information to be delivered to developers quickly, more efficiently, and cheaply than could be done in a book, but with the quality of a book rather than the superficial level of most current articles. Table of Contents Why Did Microsoft Create Workflow Foundation? Requirements for Workflow Infrastructure Windows Workflow Foundation Developing Simple Workflows with Visual Studio.NET
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
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building connected, service-oriented applications. Teach yourself the essentials of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4 -- one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to begin creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications. Discover how to: Build and host SOAP and REST services Maintain service contracts and data contracts Control configuration and communications programmatically Implement message encryption, authentication, and authorization Manage identity with Windows CardSpace Begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation to create scalable and durable business services Implement service discovery and message routing Optimize performance with service throttling, encoding, and streaming Integrate WCF services with ASP.NET clients and enterprise services components Your Step by Step digital content includes: Practice exercises Downloadable code samples Fully searchable online edition of the book -- with unlimited access on the Web
Theoretical Foundation Engineering provides up-to-date, state-of-the-art reviews of the existing literature on lateral earth pressure, sheet pile walls, ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations, holding capacity of plate and helical anchors in sand and clay, and slope stability analysis. The discussion of the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations is the most comprehensive presentation on the subject to be found anywhere, and the review of earth anchors is unique to this book. In addition, each chapter includes several topics which have never appeared in any other book. The treatment is primarily theoretical and does not in any way compete with existing foundation design books. This is the only textbook of its kind. Not only will it be welcomed by teachers and first-year graduate students of geotechnical engineering, but it will be a useful reference for graduate students and consultants in the the field, as well as being a valuable addition to any civil engineering library.
Advances in Designing and Testing Deep Foundations contains 25 papers on designing, constructing, and testing various types of piles and piled rafts. This Geotechnical Special Publication No. 129 honors the late Professor Michael W. O'Neill, Ph.D., P.E., a distinguished educator and researcher who made significant contributions toward the advancement of the state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice of deep foundations. Professor O'Neill played a critical role in investigating the load transfer mechanisms of various types of piles in soils and rocks and was internationally known for his work on drilled shafts, augered piles, and field testing of various types of piles. This publication is an effective means of sharing the advances in deep foundations with practitioners, researchers, and designers.
Features end-to-end scenarios for using Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007, from generating Office documents programmatically to integrating document-based workflows with line of business applications or Web sites Takes an in-depth look at integrating the information worker products from Microsoft into broader solutions for the enterprise Some of the topics covered include building a workflow solution with Office and SharePoint 2007; programming SharePoint lists, items, and libraries; building Business Intelligence (BI) including Excel BI, Excel and Access Reporting, and SharePoint integration; using Web Content Management with SharePoint; and more