Welcome to the (state) machine - Demos
A tickets booking system - based on SOA principles.
This demo aims to demonstrate how to use sagas to overcome the architectural limitations of Process Managers in distributed systems. This is the support demo of my Welcome to the (state) machine talk.
The demo assumes some knowledge of what
service boundaries are and what's the role
ViewModel Composition in SOA based systems. I recommend you watch the following 2 talks, by @adamralph and @mauroservienti (myself), to find out more about how to figure out your service boundaries, and how to deal with UI/ViewModel aspects in a microservices/SOA system without reintroducing coupling by doing request/response between the services.
An exhaustive dissertation about
ViewModel Composition is available on my blog in the ViewModel Composition series.
How to get the sample working locally
Get a copy of this repository
Clone or download this repo locally on your machine. If you're downloading a zip copy of the repo please be sure the zip file is unblocked before decompressing it. In order to unblock the zip file:
- Right-click on the downloaded copy
- Choose Property
- On the Property page tick the unblock checkbox
- Press OK
Check your machine is correctly configured
In order to run the sample the following machine configuration is required:
- PowerShell execution policy to allow script execution, from an elevated PowerShell run the following:
A SQL Server edition or the
LocalDbinstance installed by Visual Studio, in case of a clean machine with
LocalDbonly please install:
- Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server, available for download at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36434
- Microsoft ODBC Command Line Utilities 11 for SQL Server, available for download at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36433
NOTE: On a clean machine do not install latest version, as of this writing 13.1, of Microsoft ODBC Driver and Microsoft ODBC Command Line Utilities as the latter is affected by a bug that prevents the
LocalDb instance to be accessible at configuration time.
LocalDB instance setup 2 PowerShell scripts, in the scripts folder, are provided for your convenience. Both need to be run from an elevated PowerShell console.
Setup-LocalDB-Instance.ps1, with elevation, to create the
LocalDBinstance and all the required databases
Teardown-LocalDB-Instance.ps1, with elevation, to drop all the databases and delete the
LocalDB instance is named
(localdb)\welcome-to-the-state-machine. To only recreate databases run the
Recreate-Databases.ps1, with elevation, against an already created
NOTE: If you receive errors regarding "Microsoft ODBC Driver", you can work around these by connecting to the
(localdb)\welcome-to-the-state-machine database using, for example, Visual Studio or SQL Managerment Studio, and running the SQL contained in the
Setup-Databases.sql to manually create databases.
NOTE: In case the database setup script fails with a "sqllocaldb command not found" error it is possible to install
LocalDb as a standalone package by downloading it separately at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29062
Solutions is configured to use the SwitchStartupProject Visual Studio Extension to manage startup projects. The extension is not a requirement, it's handy.
Ensure the following projects are set as startup projects:
This sample has no NServiceBus related pre-requisites as it's configured to use Learning Transport and Learning Persistence, both explicitly designed for short term learning and experimentation purposes.
They should also not be used for longer-term development, i.e. the same transport and persistence used in production should be used in development and debug scenarios. Select a production transport and persistence before developing features.
NOTE: Do not use the learning transport or learning persistence to perform any kind of performance analysis.