Switchyard is a lightweight service delivery framework providing full lifecycle support for developing, deploying and managing service-oriented applications. Switchyard is the community project for one of the components for Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works. I am pulling together a Switchyard Primer which contains various topics around the project. I am starting with Application Basics and Contracts. I am building the primer in slides.com to make it easier to share and update. To start building the primer I gathered some initial material from the Switchyard project and from Jorge Morales' Blog. I will continue to update with more material for the Primer for Switchyard. This initial release includes Part 1 and Part 2 which is below. Please leave comments for any topics you would like to have included in the primer.