Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds

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Wiley, Nov 18, 1996 - Psychology - 256 pages
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If you want to gain the skills to build Windows Workflow Foundation solutions, then this is the book for you. It provides you with a clear, practical guide on how to develop workflow–based software and integrate it into existing technology landscapes. Throughout the pages, you′ll also find numerous real–world examples and sample code that will help you to get started quickly.

Each major area of Windows Workflow Foundation is explored in depth along with some of the fundamentals operations related to generic workflow applications. You′ll also find detailed coverage on how to develop workflow in Visual Studio(r), extend the framework with custom code, and utilize the framework with Microsoft(r) technologies such as SharePoint(r) 2007 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). You&′ll then be able to use Windows Workflow Foundation to create innovative business solutions that provide value to organizations.

What you will learn from this book
∗ The different areas of the Windows Workflow Foundation architecture
∗ Details about workflow hosting, execution, and communication
∗ How to build workflow–based solutions without constructing the underlying workflow logic
∗ Tips for developing solutions using the out–of–the–box functionality
∗ Techniques for extending the base APIs
∗ How to apply each piece of the Windows Workflow Foundation platform to real–world scenarios
∗ Best practices for debugging workflows

Who this book is for
This book is for developers and architects interested in learning more about Windows Workflow Foundation. You should have some familiarity with the .NET Framework.

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INEVITABLE ILLUSIONS: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds

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To exorcise the demons of irrationality, turn to this rigorous—if overzealous—study of everyday logic. Cognitive illusions—like optical illusions—hold us in their thrall, says Piattelli-Palmarini ... Read full review

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Inevitable Illusions argues that a person using pure reason to make decisions will often arrive at non-intuitive, seemingly fallacious solutions. It explores this phenomena by examining heuristics ... Read full review


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MASSIMO PIATTELLI-PALMARINI, Ph.D., is a Principal Research Associate of the Center for Cognitive Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Director of the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of San Raffaele in Milan, Italy. His books The Will to Study and the Italian edition of Inevitable Illusions were international bestsellers.

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