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If you're a subscriber to my favorite .NET mag, CoDe Magazine, you've probably already seen my latest article: Dances With Workflows. If you haven't, here's an excerpt:

Dances with Workflows (One Newbie’s Journey)

Recently I started working with a client that was interested in using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) in their application. Having never used WF before, I thought it might be interesting to document the experience and my assumptions as I started learning and implementing the technology in production.

I spent some time talking to the client, as he doodled on a whiteboard and I took lots of notes on the business rules and general idea of how a workflow might make sense in the context of their application.

After we were done, I went back to my desk and created some clean, crisp Visio diagrams with processes and decision branches and many lines and arrows. Quite satisfied with myself, I showed this to the client. After we discussed and tweaked the flow of the diagram, we reached an agreement on the details and I went back to my desk, ready to start on my first workflow.

At this point I ran headlong into my first brick wall.

You can find the rest on the CoDe Magazine website, here:  http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=0903041

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:13 PM | Back to top


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FYI - you have to be a subscriber to see past the first page until the issue has been out for two months :(
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