Pro Mapping in BizTalk Server 2009 Book Review

Posted: October 6, 2011  |  Categories: BizTalk

While I’m waiting for the new BizTalk books that I referred earlier in this post, I decided to review an “old book”: Pro Mapping In BizTalk Server 2009 by Jim Dawson and John Wainwright.

I simply love this book! It is a great book to have for mapping reference. I think that much more could be written about maps but this book covers many issues, has best practices, great guidance and many examples of BizTalk mapping problems.

For those who don’t know the book:

Pro Mapping In BizTalk Server 2009

Book Description

Pro Mapping In BizTalk Server 2009 provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of mapping to enable you to quickly and efficiently incorporate logic that will fulfill your mapping requirements. While the mapping techniques will be useful for all versions of BizTalk Server, the code is tailored toward BizTalk Server 2006 R3 and demonstrates the latest approaches to standard maps, electronic data interchange, and RFID components. You’ll refer again and again to the multiple solutions that will help solve your new mapping challenges, and soon find this is an essential reference for any BizTalk implementation.

What you’ll learn

  • Solve complex problems within the mapping engine rather than by resorting to custom programming.
  • Become familiar with facets of the EDI standard, such as ASCII X12 and EDIFACT, the types of mapping problems these standards cause, and solutions to those problems.
  • Discover a migration path for developers familiar with the Mercator, Gentran, Application Integrator, and other mapping engines to move to the BizTalk engine.
  • Reduce the cost of mapping by decreasing the time required to complete and test complex maps.
  • Get a clear description of the simpler methods that can be employed to solve seemingly complex problems.
Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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