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At the heart of almost all business processes lies some type of workflow. Whether you are the local pizza shop, a worldwide shipping company, a job board, or a video game manufacturer, you have business processes that drive your business in a systematic way, and that way can be expressed as a workflow.
Of course, workflow modelling has been around for decades. With UML, and other modelling languages, almost all developers are familiar with flowcharts, and pseudo-code, and other ways of expressing a program visually without writing lines of code.
Microsoft provides a workflow tool within the .NET platform called Workflow Foundation (WF). Also called Windows Workflow Foundation. (But don't call it WWF - that's taken.)
Workflow Foundation provides a visual workflow designer where you can model your business processes. You can use three different styles of modeling your workflow:
Using this workflow designer, you can separate out the business logic from the implementation code. You can see, what steps come in what order. You don't have to be a programmer to see and understand the workflow in the workflow designer view.
Of course, if you are a programmer and love working in the IDE, you can code the Workflow using .NET code. The option is yours!
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