June 2007 Entries

Did you know? – You can read / write to BAM database directly from outside BizTalk.

You know that BAM is used to gather statistics from your BizTalk application. What you probably don’t know is that: · You can collect BAM data from your non-BizTalk applications such as external .NET components that BizTalk calls into. · Tracking profile editor (TPE) is not the only way to collect data you can use a set of APIs available in the Microsoft.BizTalk.Bam.Event... namespace to read and write directly into the BAMPrimaryImport database. Check out some of the links here: · http://www.topxml.com/rbnew... ......

Open Source BizTalk Utilities on CodePlex

I am sure most of you (not talking about the BizTalk gurus out there J) have worked with some of the open source utilities available for BizTalk such as the BizTalk Adapter Wizard or the BizTalk Server Pipeline Component Wizard or BizUnit. However what some of you may not know is the wealth of other open source utilities for BizTalk available on CodePlex. Here are some of the interesting ones and their descriptions as found on CodePlex : SDC Tasks Library - . The SDC Tasks are a collection of MSBuild ......

Links to materials on GoF Design Patterns

As I am into BizTalk consulting / development / training for quite sometime now, I feel that I am missing out on hardcore c# programming and the enchantment of object oriented concepts lately. For instance, the other day I was trying to recollect the implementation details of the Decorator design pattern, and searched for it on the Internet and in the process, got glued at the wealth of information available on design patterns. So I thought it would be helpful to have a quick reference list of the ......