Michael Stephenson

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June 2007 Entries

BizUnit Tests - Ordered Tests
Problem We have been having a little bit of a problem recently on one of our projects. The symptoms were a little inconsistent and difficult to get your head around but it was something like this. Application Description: We have an integration project which exposes a web service which allows a client to pass a message which is then pushed to the database of a 3rd party system. Testing Info: We are using BizUnit to test this process. We do not own the database it is hosted for us by the team who ......

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 10:38 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Microsoft WMI Code Generation Tool

I hadnt seen this anywhere before, but a collegue pointed me at it and i must say am very impressed.  It basically lets you view the WMI Classes then generate code to use them

It is very handy when working on BizTalk utilities

Get it here

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=2cc30a64-ea15-4661-8da4-55bbc145c30e&displayLang=en

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 9:29 PM | Comments (0) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

Dont make the silly mistake i did with virtual directory in ms build and web service publishing
Problem Scenario I was encountering what appeared to be strange behaviour with the build script and running of tests in one of my BizTalk solutions. In the build script i create 3 virtual directories, 1 which hosts the web services i will publish from BizTalk and 2 which will host stubs of external applications. The build script will delete them if they already exist and then recreate them from scratch. The build will then generate the web services which are to be published by BizTalk, and finally ......

Posted On Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:06 PM | Comments (1) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

BizTalk Web Service does not return fault message
UPDATE!!! Following feedback (below) i have revisited this and found that in a small scale POC the default behaviour works fine when returning a fault via a web service. This however does not yet explain why in the case on our project it did not work. I am planning to revisit this soon to try and work out why it did not work. Until then if you have the same problem where the fault doesnt seem to be returned correctly you might want to check out the below as it helped us, and a couple of other people. ......

Posted On Friday, June 1, 2007 3:05 PM | Comments (8) | Filed Under [ BizTalk ]

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