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Serialisation of workflow definitions, instances

Sep 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Firstly, thanks for sharing this, it's a solid and interesting bit of code.

My requirements include long-running workflows which can survive stoppages and be resumed where they left off. I don't see any support in object-flow for the serialisation of workflow definitions or instance state - have I missed it? If not, and I was to look at extending object-flow to handle that, do you have any thoughts?

Sep 24, 2013 at 1:31 PM
Hi Peter,
I'm glad you find the project useful.

This feature for long running workflows and resume has been asked for a few times.

However, this is outide the scope of this project and long running workflows are a better fit for tools like mass transit or WCF.

Given the number of times I have been asked for this I am currently refactoring objectflow to provide extension points to enable extension.

It's a big task as I never intended to do this so watch this space...

If you have any thoughts about how this might work please let me know.