January 2007 Entries

Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and Microsoft BizTalk Server

Recently I've read the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol specification http://www.amqp.org/). Obviously this is the different protocol level then BizTalk messaging system but... The AMQP specification let me get some thoughts. And take in mind this topic is not a critic of AMQP or BizTalk, not at all. And this is not a comparing them, maybe sometimes ;) After discussion with Tomas Restrepo http://www.winterdom.com/we... I've made several changes in the text. Thanks Tomas! AMQP: Thoughts: ......

BizTalk: Internals: Mapping: Script functoid: Type of the Input and output parameters

Rule of thumb: In the "Script Functoids - Inline C#" use only string types as the input and output parameters. How it works: If the C# method in the Script Functoids - Inline C# has non-string parameter, it will be converted to the string on the "border" of this functoid! Take in mind that the "real" type for Xml elements is "string", no matter how it is defined in the Schema. XML Schema primitive types define how strings should be transformed into other types on the borders, by serialization and ......