Patterns and practices make or break any middleware or integration solution and are especially important with BizTalk Server 2010. Learning the best patterns to use in the appropriate context greatly increases the chances of success for any solution.
Microsoft Biztalk server 2010 patterns will provide a thorough introduction to BizTalk Server 2010 as a platform and guide the reader through real world lessons and examples building an advanced unified solution that can be used as a reference architecture.
This book will guide you beyond the basics of BizTalk Server 2010 development and give you the relevant background, theory, and techniques necessary to create successful solutions. You will learn how the BizTalk Server 2010 platform works internally and how to plan for the necessary infrastructure for an installation. You will learn how to build messaging-based solutions including content-based routing that are easy to manage and change. You will learn how to solve common integration and middleware challenges by leveraging the strengths of BizTalk Server 2010.
This book addresses using Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 and associated tools to create middleware and integration solutions with established patterns and practices that increase the effectiveness and impact of your solutions.
This book is broken into two distinct parts. The first is a general introduction to BizTalk Server 2010 as well as the patterns commonly used in solutions built on the platform. It also includes explanations and motivations for these core patterns and practices.
The second part is a hands-on real world example presented in a step-by-step manner that takes the reader through a multiphase solution and builds this simple project into a robust and complex middleware integration solution.
Who this book is for
This book is targeted at the professional developer or architect tasked with creating solutions that leverage BizTalk Server 2010. It assumes experience with Visual Studio and at least a minimal exposure to any version of BizTalk Server from 2004 to the present. Development managers with a technical background will also find this book useful in guiding their implementation teams. Cursory knowledge of XML, although useful, is not required; the text does include an XML primer in the appendix.
Advanced BizTalk developers will learn many tips and techniques to improve the solutions they develop on the BizTalk 2010 platform.