At the SOA & BP Conference in Redmond, hospital October last year, I already saw this book in the Apress booth. This week I received a complimentary copy from one of my friends at Microsoft: “BizTalk 2006 Recipes – A Problem-Solution Approach”. I usually don’t read books about software products, because most of the times I get truly disappointed (I’m more of a hands-on guy anyway). The last disappointment being “BizTalk Server 2004 Unleashed”: you just cannot explain a thing like the BizTalk Mapper in 26 pages…
But this time it’s different. This book really explains how you should solve day-to-day problems and why you should actually do it like they say. It has 100 pages on the Mapper only! And it all makes perfect sense.
I love it!
Now, don’t I have any complaints? Yes, of course. The biggest one being that there is nothing on EDI. That was also missing in the 2004 book (although I volunteered for writing that chapter back then). I guess I could write a whole book on B2B/EDI with BizTalk. If I get more than, let’s say, 100 comments on this post suggesting that I should I’d probably have to do it.