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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform

Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform [Kindle Edition]

Mike Sexton , Richard Seroter , Ewan Fairweather , Rama Ramani , Stephen W. Thomas
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The book consists of a set of business scenarios and corresponding solution critiques. Each ”use case” chapter is made up of a problem description, assessment of implementation options, and the selection of the ideal solution candidate. We then construct the solution using the chosen Microsoft technology. This book is for architects, developers, and managers who need to improve their knowledge of the Microsoft application platform. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to get up to speed on selecting the most appropriate platform for a particular problem. Consultants and executive leadership will also find significant value in this book. A good understanding of the general Windows platform and development technologies would be helpful.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7614 KB
  • Print Length: 546 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184968054X
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (7 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005842P1A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #278,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic and valuable 30 Jun 2011
Finally a book that discusses architecture the way it should be. Architecture is about making decisions and this book can aid you if it comes down to Microsoft Platform based architecture. First chapter delivers a framework that you can use to make right decisions based on gathering requirements. Subsequent chapters will explain technologies like BizTalk, Windows Server AppFabric, Windows Azure Platform AppFabric, SQL Server, WCF and WF. That is not all as book is complemented with patterns that can be leveraged by you. In a nutshell this book is useful and pragmatic. Value for your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for developers and architects 9 May 2012
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As a developer who has become an architect-by-accident, I picked this up to make sure my knowledge of Microsoft technologies was up-to-date and complete (which BizTalk aside it was). But it's also full of useful guidance about the architectural process which is illustrated with some very well thought-out case studies.

It has certainly helped me to re-think my approach to using the Microsoft stack as well as evaluating my rationale for selecting technologies and architectures. A thoroughly informative read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Part of any solution toolkit 11 Feb 2011
By Ryn
Simply put, this booked provides an excellent set of blue prints using the Microsoft stack which is going to prove useful for at least the next 5 years. I'd suggest the timing of this release is perfect given the current state of Azure, AppFabric, and the Sql platform. The level of detail is appropriate to get the core concept of the architecture across, whilst providing the relevant detail of how each component contributes to the over architecture. Each architecture has a number of proposed solutions, and a decision framework attached to it which is used to help understand which solution meets the most requirements. This is a book that I will be reaching for time and time again, not only in coming up with new designs, but also explaining existing ones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kudos to the authoring team! 4 Feb 2011
This book covers different architectural perspectives, and provides a nice overview on the latest shipping technologies on the Microsoft enterprise platform including WCF/WF 4.0, Windows Server AppFabric (which is one of the most interesting things on the Microsoft platform today IMO, including the Windows Azure AppFabric), BizTalk Server, SQL Server and StreamInsight, and Windows Azure platform. It then goes into more detail around various types of application and data integration patterns (and at different levels; not just messaging patterns), and discusses the trade-offs and best practices for the multiple solutions that can be used to apply each pattern, and scenarios.

It's not another one of those "what's possible with cloud computing" books. The authors took a pragmatic approach to identify and describe today's real-world architectural issues and patterns, from simple workflows, the requisite pub-sub, content-based routing, message broadcasting, etc., to complex event processing, master data synchronization, handling large data and burst Web traffic; and provided architectural considerations (including on-premises and cloud-based models) and options on how these commonly encountered patterns can be implemented with the components of the Microsoft enterprise platform.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have in your collection 28 Dec 2010
I have been reading Books/Blogs on BizTalk and Other Microsoft Technologies since last 3-4 years, How ever I could not find anything which helps me while designing a solution using Microsoft technologies.
I have been working on a design of complex message flows and some legacy application migration on Microsoft platform,I found this book really helpful while designing my solution. I would strongly recommend this book if you are working in EAI using Microsoft tools like BizTalk/WCF/Azure/ESB etc.
I really like the way author explains the comparison of various architecture candidate while designing a solution.
I found following chapters very useful for my work and helpful while designing my solutions.
Chapter-8- Content Based Routing
Chapter-9-Publish Subscribe
Chapter-12- Debatching Bulk Data
Chapter-17- Low Latency Request Response
Chapter-19- Website Load Burst and Failover.

I would like to thanks the authors to write a book which is not a usual technology or language book however it helps in decision making.
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