March 2012 Entries

Operations in action–Marking WCF interface as down for maintenance
As many of us deploy our shiny web services and expose them to the world (or just our apps), we invariably encounter these pesky maintenance windows. During these times, a database, other web services or any other IO dependent tasks cannot be performed. Wouldn't it be nice to tell the caller of your web API that the operation is currently unavailable? It can get pretty ugly if we don't solve this. If we simply bring down the whole endpoint, connecting clients will experience a pile-up of timed out ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:30 AM | Comments (0)