There is a variety of starting points for NServiceBus and the Platform. The path taken will depend on an individual's specific experience and preferences for learning.
These articles are recommended to gain an understanding of the key concepts and technologies used within the Platform.
- Service Platform Overview: Provides an overview of the various parts of Platform; NServiceBus, ServiceControl, ServiceInsight and ServicePulse.
- Architectural Principles and Bus vs Broker architecture: A high-level overview of messaging architectures and the two popular approaches to building them.
- Concepts Overview: Descriptions of the concepts, features and vernacular of NServiceBus.
- Hosting: Provides information on the various approaches to hosting an instance of NServiceBus.
The Introduction to NServiceBus tutorial gives a guided walk through of building an NServiceBus system and introduces the basic concepts of messaging. Each lesson includes a downloadable solution with the completed exercise.
Samples are a great way to learn and explore NServiceBus by looking at runnable code. They are fully functional solutions that can be run from Visual Studio. Learn by exploring code. Each sample includes an explanation of the scenario and the technology or concept that it illustrates.
The following samples are recommended for getting started:
- Step by Step Sample: Illustrates essential NServiceBus concepts by showing how to build a simple system.
- Endpoint configuration choices: Walks through the most common choices required when creating a first endpoint. It will also show the configuration APIs needed to implement those choices.
- On Premise Show Case: An implementation of a fictional store that shows many features of NServiceBus working together.
NServiceBus consists of a many components (some optional) which are deployed through NuGet Packages. The most important elements, required in most scenarios, are the transport and persistence. The transport is an abstraction over low-level messaging infrastructure (e.g. MSMQ or SQL Server), the persistence provides support for some NServiceBus features like delayed-delivery, publish-subscribe and sagas.
PM> Install-Package NServiceBus
There are also many of extensions and utilities that build on the Platform in a variety of ways. These are listed under Extensions.
The other parts of the Platform (ServiceControl, ServiceInsight and ServicePulse) are deployed through either the Platform Installer (mainly for development environment) or via a Direct Download of an installer (mainly for production and integration environments).
- Particular Software Support
- Licensing/Sales information
- Contact Particular Software
- Get help with a Proof-Of-Concept
- Community Google Discussion Group
- GitHub/docs.particular.net for any problems with the documentation content.
- Any issues, bugs or feature requests with the Platform or any extension can be raise in the specific projects. See the "Project Hosting" links on the Extensions page.