SOA & Integration Services - BizTalk, WCF, WF, AppFabric etc

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April 2007 Entries

Geek Humour - Do you want to call me ... do you really want to call me
We finally got an EJB Web Service today from a Trading Partner the interface looked something like this ... public Asset ReturnAsset(bool ReturnAsset) We surmised that due to cronic shortages of quality developers they have finally begun to teach chimpanzees Java, not bad for a chimp. Also liked this newsgroup thread Simon found yesterday ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 25, 2007 5:18 PM | Comments (0) |

Jesus Built My Hotrod

A new online BizTalk mag has come out, a more pleasent read than most whitepapers, especially if you're a motor head or a fan of that Ministry song.

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 9:36 PM | Comments (0) |

Screen Shots Missing
I just noticed that in GeeksWithBlogs move to SubText some of my old screen shots have been lost, I'll fix these as soon as I get time.

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:08 PM | Comments (3) |

Unable to open Orchestration Designer in Visual Studio
We are developing BizTalk applications with Visual Studio Team Edition and every now and then for some reason the Orchestration Designer is removed from the "Open With" dialog, thus when one double clicks on an orchestration it is opened with the Xml Editor. Although I'm not sure why this happens, I suspected the items in this dialog were configured in the Windows Registry ... and so they were, so to fix: 1) Open RegEdit 2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software... and ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 17, 2007 7:55 PM | Comments (13) |

System Testing BizTalk Applications with BAM & Xlsb File Generation
In the past I have noticed that system testers find it difficult to test middleware applications such as those implemented using BizTalk. System testers generally don't want to read BizTalk xml messages dumped out to disk, they like to be able to query for their test results via some form of GUI. Many are adept at writing SQL to return result sets containing the test data they want to analyze. I came up with the idea of using BAM relationships between different activities within a single view to ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:37 AM | Comments (0) |

Passed the BizTalk 2006 Exam
84% it wasn't that bad, but it should have been easy after 3+ years working with BizTalk, lots on BAM and the BRE. I think I lost marks on the drag and drop questions and there was a tricky question on coding a BRE fact retriever. I used Saravana's exam preparation diary.

Posted On Wednesday, April 4, 2007 9:25 PM | Comments (4) |

BizTalk R2 Beta 2 is supposed to be a public release, so non-TAPpers can get their hands on it

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Beta 2 released - Thanks Mike ;)

Posted On Tuesday, April 3, 2007 8:26 PM | Comments (1) |

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