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More and more companies are turning to companies who host cloud applications such as SalesForce. I may be mistaken, but I thought we used to call these ASPs (Application Service Providers). Whatever we call them they are the latest trend in IT services especially in larger corporations. So what does this trend mean for those of us who design, build and integrate systems? It means a new set of challenges, considerations and opportunities. The more you know about these areas going into a project the ...
During the deployment testing of an integration component with Commerce Server 2009’s Order Service I encountered the following error at a client site "Column requires a valid DataType." It was occuring right at the point when deserializing the dataset from the GetPurchaseOrderAsDataSet() call. We did not encounter this problem at all on any of the workstations. The call stack was essentially of no help. After some usage of FileMon and a few other diagnostics tools it struck me that maybe there was ...
Well that title may be a little misleading, but I fixed several issues with the community twitter tools we have on Geekswithblogs including integrating the Follower counts for each member into a new twitter cloud. The link to the community twitter portal is: http://wblo.gs/?q=twitter I also fixed a few linking errors: Underscores are supported for those who link to … ummmm… D’Arcy is the only one I know who uses underscores so him. @darcy_lussier #Hashtags will not turn into links for search Thanks ...
Selling the theory for SOA is pretty easy, the execution is harder because technically it isn't actually a very simple thing to do, let alone the changing of the structure of your IT organisation to house-keep. The book SOA Approach to Integration is aimed fairly and squarely at the Architect and Senior Developer who has the job of designing and implementing SOA technical level. The book is very resolute in keeping a strong focus on the technology and pleasantly realises that successful integration ...
My trip to California was eventually a successful one. I say eventually because we pounded our heads against a wall for quite a while working through the Biztalk framework to get what we wanted. Every problem we ran into, we would find a solution, usually resulting in us calling into a DLL to handle what we were trying to do. And since it started out as needing to do database lookups, we migrated to calling into our already-built shared library, since it already had the caching capabilities we wanted ...