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Programming Windows Workflow Foundation: Practical WF Techniques and Examples using XAML and C# by K. Scott Allen

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Chapter 1. Hello, Workflow

…thoughts arrive like butterflies — Gossard / Vedder

Windows Workflow might be the most significant piece of middleware to arrive on the Windows platform since COM+ and the Distributed Transaction Coordinator. The difference is, not every application needs a distributed transaction, but nearly every application does have a workflow encoded inside. To understand the types of problems Windows Workflow is designed to solve, let's talk about workflow in a generic sense.

What is a workflow? A simple definition would say a workflow is the series of steps, decisions, and rules needed to complete a specific task. Think of the workflow that takes place when you order food at the local pizza shop. You tell the cashier the type of ...

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