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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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|Section 1: What is Windows Workflow|
What is WorkflowPreview
Downloading and Installing
|Section 2: Diving into Visual Studio|
Running Hello WorldPreview
|Section 3: Workflow Foundation Types|
Workflow - Sequence
Compound Activities and Custom Acitivites
Workflow - Flowchart
Workflow - State Machine
|Section 4: Traffic Light State Machine|
Setting the Red Light State
Setting the Green Light State
Setting the Yellow Light State
Switching from Red to Green
Switching from Green to Yellow
Switching from Yellow to Red
Testing the Traffic Light
|Section 5: Compiled Code Activities and Variables|
Creating Workflow in Code Only
Working with Activity Variables
Adding Activities to the Sequence
Testing the Project
BONUS 1 - Calling .NET Classes from Inside Workflow
BONUS 2 - Using Arguments to Pass Data In
|Section 6: CodeActivity and NativeActivity|
Implementing a CodeActivity
Creating a NativeActivity
Implementing a NativeActivity
|Section 7: Bonus and Wrapup|
Final Source Code
Hi there, my name is Scott Duffy. And I love making complex technical topics easy to understand.
This has been the basis of my entire career – as a developer, as a development manager, as a software architect – over the past 20 years. I spend half my time in the world of business, explaining complex technical topics to business owners and stakeholders so that they can understand and agree with my approach to solving their business problems with technical solutions. And the other half with developers, explaining the business reasons behind decisions and ensuring that any decisions made on the technical side don't restrict the business in unexpected ways.
And I'm here on Udemy to teach what I know in an approachable way. I started with TOGAF 9.1. That document is long and not written in a way that is easy to understand. I am a member of the Open Group, and am hold a commercial license to teach TOGAF.
I have been developing with Microsoft technologies for 20 years, starting with Classic ASP, and all the versions of .NET. We now live in the cloud era, with Microsoft Azure being prevalent in most large enterprises. I'm certified as an Azure Architect too.
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