The Workflow Way
Monday, May 18, 2009
Windows Workflow Foundation (commonly called just WF
) is a useful technology. It's not so simple to understand and use, however, and so it's not a widely used choice among enterprise Windows developers today. A primary goal of WF's next release is to change this, making the technology more approachable and more popular. For this to happen, people need to understand what WF really offers.
Toward this end, I've written a new introduction to WF. Called The Workflow Way: Understanding Windows Workflow Foundation
, the paper's goal is to explain WF to mainstream Windows architects and developers in a straightforward way.
To me, everybody who builds software on Windows ought to understand the basics of WF--it's a fundamental part of the application platform. And while workflow isn't always the right approach, it's sometimes just what you need.