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Building workflows with the Durable Task Framework

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Description

The Durable Task Framework allows developers to write long running persistent workflows in .NET code using familiar async/await capabilities.

In this episode, Affan Dar, Simon Porter join Jeremy to give us a better understanding of this framework, what it enables, and where is it being used within Microsoft.

  • [01:38] - What problem does the framework solve?
  • [06:20] - How does the provider model enable extensibility?
  • [08:26] - What does a typical workflow look like?  (Demo)
  • [12:25] - Does the framework handle scale out scenarios?
  • [15:46] - How does the framework enable durable workflows?
  • [20:45] - Where's the best place to find documentation?
  • [21:47] - What other projects at Microsoft use this framework?
  • [24:09] - What are some good use cases?
  • [26:19] - What's on the roadmap for future optimizations?

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    DJay

    There's no point to this, Nextflow already does all this better and you don't have to use C# you can use any language you want.

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    MSBob

    They're are so many existing workflow management systems why did you re invent the wheel? https://github.com/common-workflow-language/common-workflow-language/wiki/Existing-Workflow-systems

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