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Mark Churchill9-Mar-09 13:47
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GeneralA re-introduction to TDD Pin
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GeneralHigh Level Design for Installation and Upgrade Application Pin
Brady Kelly6-Mar-09 8:49
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Jonathan Davies8-Mar-09 4:11
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Brady Kelly8-Mar-09 4:25
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Jonathan Davies8-Mar-09 5:25
Jonathan Davies8-Mar-09 5:25 
I did have a look at your questions, for example your question: "Should I just have a method for each task, and call each one sequentially, after checking that the previous didn't raise an 'abort' flag?" My answer came to: Possibly, if that what the User wants; which seemed a bit superflous.

Anyway I see you mentioned Windows Workflow. I've never used this but had a look at one of the Intro articles on CP. Workflow looks like it will separate the logic of the task from the details of performing the actions which I'd definitly agree is good.

Having worked both as a software developer and as a manager of s/w developers, what really got to me was developers investing so much time/effort in designing and producing a framework in which to execute tasks (with task interface etc) that the framework became their goal, but as no one else knew the details of this framework it tied, and delayed, the project into using it.

If Worlkflow gives you that framework - which it seems to, I'd use that to develop/code your actions/tasks first and do yout own framework later if its needed. But don't let your management think that the Workflow front-end you may show them is the finished thing if its not. They may assume its a completed front-end.

It looks as if playing with Yes/No/Abort etc is relatively easy in the Workflow and separates from you task objects.
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Brady Kelly8-Mar-09 5:47
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