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Pro Mapping in BizTalk Server 2009 (Expert's Voice in BizTalk) 1st Edition

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About the Author

Jim Dawson spent his first life in the U.S. Marine Corps, including a tour in Vietnam as an infantry platoon and company commander. Since then, his has gathered more than 25 years of experience in development, including working as a programmer analyst, systems analyst, electronic data interchange (EDI) analyst, BizTalk integrator, team leader, project manager, and departmental director. He has programmed in C, C++, C#, VB, XSLT, PHP, SQL, HTML, FORTRAN, PL1, and Assembly. He has worked with the BizTalk mapping engine for the last six years, concentrating on applying BizTalk to EDI uses. Jim is currently a managing partner of Second Star Professional Services (SSPS), LLC, a Microsoft Partner that provides expert electronic commerce implementation and integration services related to EDI.

John Wainwright has over 30 years of experience working in information management, holding positions as a programmer analyst, project manager, and IT manager. After 12 years as a software developer, working primarily with manufacturing software systems, he began working as a consultant in electronic data interchange (EDI), focusing mainly on implementing EDI for supply chain management, transportation, and distribution, and managed a group dedicated to outsourced mapping. He is currently a managing partner of Second Star Professional Services (SSPS), LLC, where he has spent most of his time over the last 6 years doing BizTalk mapping. He s also had extensive mapping experience with Mercator and Application Integrator. He claims that he s never seen a purchase order map he didn t like.

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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice in BizTalk
  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (March 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430218576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430218579
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,306,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Broida on April 13, 2009
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If you're going to create data transformations with the BizTalk Mapper, this book will be invaluable. Get it and save yourself a lot of time.

In the first 100 pages the authors explain what you need to know about how the Mapper works and the basic techniques for creating and testing maps. The remaining 300 pages present increasingly complex examples of how to solve real-world problems with the Mapper. This includes over 100 pages dealing with EDI examples. Though obviously relevant for EDI developers, these examples should be studied by anyone using the Mapper, because EDI pushes the Mapper's capabilities to the limit.

I think the most valuable part of the book is Chapter 9, "Collecting Data", which explains how to create custom data structures inside maps, store them in global variables, and manipulate them in scripting functoids. These techniques aren't described in any other book that I know of, but the authors demonstrate how they hold the key to solving some of the most daunting challenges with the Mapper.

The authors tell you early in the book that you'll need to understand XSLT to use the Mapper effectively, and they use Inline XSLT in many of their examples. But they don't provide a general introduction to XSLT or XPATH, so you'll need to refer to a different work for that, such as Michael Kay's.

The book's organization, writing style and code samples are clear and to the point. The layout and editing live up to the usual Apress standards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. A. De Almeida on April 16, 2009
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This is is a great book to have for mapping reference and to help crack some hard mapping nuts, especially if you are mapping difficult schemas like EDI. Unfortunately it does not cover the new unit testing features in BizTalk 2009 and some of the screenshots are from BizTalk 2006. But don't be fooled - the book has great guidance, best practices, and examples of BizTalk mapping and there is no other book out there with so much info on the topic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Figura on February 10, 2010
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THE BEST BOOK ON MAPPING!!! PERIOD. Here's why... I've been working with BizTalk since it came out in late 2000. Since that time, I've always noticed a considerable gap between my everday use and understanding of current .NET technologies and that of my knowledge of mapping and XSLT. Historically, XSLT has been used for transforming documents that are intended mostly for "web presentation" and also, though less often, for transforming documents from one generic format to another. Programmers like myself who are savvy with OOP and the latest .NET concepts that focus on the middle tier are seldomly exposed to XSLT. For that reason, best practices within the BizTalk Mapper are few and far between. Ask anyone why they have a project in their solution called "BizTalkHelper" filled with static or serializable BizTalk helper functions and they'll all give you the same answer... "Because I have a transformation that's too hard for the mapper." I rarely meet any colleague or coworker who proves otherwise. For that reason Jim Dawson and John Wainwright must be considered the best in the business. Since discovering this book, I have contacted them to give praise and to seek further guidance, and my opinion of them has continued to grow from there. If you want to learn advanced mapping techniques from the guys who do it for a living, this is one stop shopping!
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I got hired locally to do some EDI mapping on a BizTalk server. I had 10 years of mapping experience on Gentran but zero experience on BizTalk. The employer knew this going in. BizTalk is not intuitive. This book helped me to quickly do the mapping I needed to do. Well written book. The best in EDI mapping with BizTalk I have found
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By Sandy on May 4, 2013
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Though i dint use the book for a long time, the trick of modifying th xsl solved the problem we had in implementing maps
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