Processes are programs that run in data centers and have the role of executing specific tasks. They can be scheduled, triggered by an event or run manually. These programs handle task such as importing and exporting, reconciliation, daily updates and calculations and thing like that. Processes usually have no user interface except they log their progress to a log file.
In this lecture we create a process framework based on some of the design patterns we have covered. The idea is that this framework can be used to build processes, and as an example we create process call Import Content Process that reads RSS entries form a new site.
We also look briefly at XML.