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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009

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Richard Seroter

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Book Details

ISBN 139781847195005
Paperback400 pages

About This Book

  • Discusses core principles of SOA and shows them applied to BizTalk solutions
  • The most thorough examination of BizTalk and WCF integration in any available book
  • Leading insight into the new WCF SQL Server Adapter, UDDI Services version 3, and ESB Guidance 2.0
  • Loaded with examples, demo code, and screenshots, which explain how to design schemas, build WSDL-first endpoints, build loosely coupled orchestrations and, much more

Who This Book Is For

Targeted at individuals already familiar with BizTalk Server and not those expecting a full tutorial on every aspect of the product, this book is ideal for architects and developers who want to develop the most maintainable BizTalk Server solutions possible. This is the first book available on BizTalk Server 2009 and covers all relevant features for those of you designing a BizTalk business solution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building BizTalk Server 2009 Applications
What is BizTalk Server?
BizTalk architecture
Setting up new BizTalk projects
What are BizTalk schemas?
What are BizTalk maps?
Configuring BizTalk messaging
Working with BizTalk orchestration
Summary
Chapter 2: Windows Communication Foundation Primer
What is WCF?
Defining the contract
Implementing contracts in services
Choosing an endpoint address
The role of service bindings
Hosting services
Consuming WCF services
Summary
Chapter 3: Using WCF Services in BizTalk Server 2009
Relationship between BizTalk and WCF
Exposing WCF services from orchestrations
Exposing WCF services from schemas
Consuming WCF services from orchestrations
Consuming WCF services without orchestration
Summary
Chapter 4: Planning Service-Oriented BizTalk Solutions
The core principles of a service-oriented architecture
Identifying Standard Message Exchange Patterns
Types of services
Summary
Chapter 5: Schema and Endpoint Patterns
Service-oriented schema patterns
Service-oriented endpoint patterns
Summary
Chapter 6: Asynchronous Communication Patterns
Why asynchronous communication matters
Using asynchronous services in WCF
Using asynchronous services in BizTalk with WCF
Getting results from asynchronous invocations
Using queues within asynchronous scenarios
Summary
Chapter 7: Orchestration Patterns
Why orchestration?
What is MessageBox direct binding?
Using dynamic service ports
Supporting dual initiating message exchange patterns
Chaining orchestrations using business rules
The role of transactions in aggregated services
Building a Complex Event Processing solution
Summary
Chapter 8: Versioning Patterns
Why versioning?
What service aspects may undergo changes?
How to version schemas
How to version endpoints
Versioning long-running orchestrations
Techniques for delaying change
Summary
Chapter 9: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: WCF SQL Server Adapter
What is the WCF SQL Adapter?
Executing composite transactions
Polling for data
Using SQL Server Query notification
Consuming the adapter from outside BizTalk Server
Summary
Chapter 10: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: UDDI Services
What is UDDI?
Building subscription alerts for service changes
Summary
Chapter 11: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: ESB Guidance 2.0
What is ESB Guidance?
Available services
Summary
Chapter 12: What's Next
"Dublin"
.NET Services
"Oslo"
Future of BizTalk Server
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how the core aspects of SOA apply to specific BizTalk components
  • Consume and expose WCF services from BizTalk solutions
  • Build schemas that enable efficient data sharing
  • Exploit asynchronous programming models and implement client callbacks
  • Chain orchestrations together in a loosely coupled way
  • See one solution for complex event processing in a BizTalk environment
  • Efficiently version BizTalk artifacts
  • Get to know Microsoft UDDI v3 services and how to add and reference services in this registry
  • Enhance BizTalk solutions with the Microsoft ESB Guidance package
  • Utilize the WCF SQL Server Adapter as both a client and a service

Chapter 1: Building BizTalk Server 2009 Solutions
A brief walkthrough of creating a new BizTalk project from scratch.
Demonstrations: Building schemas, creating maps, configuring messaging, and incorporating orchestration.

Chapter 2: Windows Communication Foundation Primer
An overview of WCF with examples of developing, hosting, and consuming WCF services.
Demonstrations: Defining service contracts, adding data contracts, designing fault contracts, self-hosting of services, and consuming WCF services.

Chapter 3: Using WCF Services in BizTalk Server 2009
An explanation of the marriage between BizTalk and WCF and how to both expose and consume WCF services within BizTalk Server.
Demonstrations: Exposing WCF services from orchestrations, exposing WCF services from schemas, consuming WCF services from orchestrations, and consuming WCF services without orchestration.

Chapter 4: Planning Service Oriented BizTalk Solutions
A discussion of the core aspects of SOA, the types of services one can construct, available message exchange patterns, and how service-oriented principles apply to BizTalk solutions.

Chapter 5: Schema and Endpoint Patterns
How to build effective schemas and endpoints depending on the type of service constructed.
Demonstrations: Designing RPC, document and event schemas, building canonical schemas, reusing schemas, node feature mapping for service clients, building generic schemas, and constructing contract-first endpoints.

Chapter 6: Asynchronous Communication Patterns
A look at options for asynchronous communication and how to exploit this pattern in BizTalk solutions.
Demonstrations: Creating synchronous WCF services, building client-side asynchronous experiences, creating asynchronous WCF services, consuming asynchronous services in BizTalk Server, exposing asynchronous services from BizTalk Server, building WCF services that support client callback, BizTalk solutions for client callbacks, and using MSMQ for asynchronous solutions.

Chapter 7: Orchestration Patterns
We analyze the role of orchestration in service solutions and see how to build loosely coupled workflow processes.
Demonstrations: Dynamic consumption of WCF endpoints, supporting dual initiating message exchange patterns, chaining orchestrations using business rules, transactions in aggregate service orchestrations, and building a complex event processing solution.

Chapter 8: Versioning Patterns
We see here how to effectively version our SOA solutions and cleanly introduce updates to our BizTalk components.
Demonstrations: How to version schemas, how to version endpoints, exploiting user-defined WSDLs in BizTalk endpoints, versioning long-running orchestration solutions, and delaying change through the use of flexible schema fields and generic on-ramps.

Chapter 9: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: WCF SQL Server Adapter
Using the WCF SQL Server Adapter to implement composite transactions, poll for data changes, receive query notification, consuming the adapter through its binding, auto-generating an HTTP endpoint for the adapter, and building a proxy service for the adapter.

Chapter 10: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: UDDI Services
Adding services to the UDDI registry, performing dynamic endpoint resolution, and configuring the new subscription notification feature.

Chapter 11: New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: ESB Guidance 2.0
Using the ESB Guidance transformation service, resolver service and exception service, designing routing itineraries, transformation itineraries and complex itineraries that consume both the WCF SQL Server Adapter and a custom orchestration.

Chapter 12: What's Next
A brief wrap-up and discussion of upcoming technologies from Microsoft.

In Detail

SOA is about architecture, not products and SOA enables you to create better business processes faster than ever. While BizTalk Server 2009 is a powerful tool, by itself it cannot deliver long-lasting, agile solutions unless we actively apply tried and tested service-oriented principles.

The current BizTalk Server books are all for the 2006 version and none of them specifically looks at how to map service-oriented principles and patterns to the BizTalk product. That's where this book fits in. In this book, we specifically investigate how to design and build service-oriented solutions using BizTalk Server 2009 as the host platform.

This book extends your existing BizTalk knowledge to apply service-oriented thinking to classic BizTalk scenarios. We look at how to build the most reusable, flexible, and loosely-coupled solutions possible in the BizTalk environment. Along the way, we dive deeply into BizTalk Server's integration with Windows Communication Foundation, and see how to take advantage of the latest updates to the Microsoft platform. Chock full of dozens of demonstrations, this book walks through design considerations, development options, and strategies for maintaining production solutions.

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