One Year

This past month of may, our company turned one year old. It's been a pretty interesting year with lots of new challenges and it's been a big learning experience for me, in more ways than one. I'd like to thank all the people that have trusted in us and have...

Failed Message Routing and Message Suspension

A long while ago, while BizTalk 2006 was in beta, I mentioned a couple of things about the Failed Message Routing feature and how it related to adapters. Turns out I was a bit off the mark, and wanted to leave this here in case I ever need this information...

WCF LOB Adapter SDK

Sonu Arora has a great post on what exactly the WCF LOB Adapter SDK does and how it relates (i.e. extends) the capabilities of the normal WCF channel and extensibility model. Her entire blog is worth checking out if you've been wondering just what the fuzz is about, particularly since now...

Some Impressions on VS Orcas

Some things I've noticed while using Visual Studio 2008 using the downloadable VSTS VPC image: The IDE, in general, seems a bit snappier than what VS2005 is for me. This is good news, and I do hope it keeps this way. Contrary to what I expected, the Workflow designer is...

Workflow Services in Orcas

One of the new power features in .NET 3.5, sorely missing when .NET 3.0 was released is the integration between Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation, in the way of the new Workflow Services model. Besides providing an easy way to invoke WCF services from WF without resorting to...

Web Services Interoperability

Udi Dahan posted a few days ago an entry (rant?) on Web Services as an interoperability option between .NET and Java and the potential pitfalls in that. Based on my personal experience, I can't help but agree with him that there's still a ways to go. Now, don't get me...

Vim Status Line

One of the things I've been missing while using Vim lately that I relied a lot in other text editors was a decent status line. in particular, I really wanted to have the current line and column number. I've customized my vim installation before, but had not found quite how...

No Safari for You!

I downloaded the Safari 3.0 for Windows beta last week. Not that I'm particularly interested in moving off Firefox right now, but I thought it might be a useful testing tool for those rare occasions I do web development. Unfortunately, it hasn't proved very successful yet :-). With the original...

Bounded Mort

Nick Malik has posted another thoughtful piece on the whole Mort topic that's been going around these past few days. While I appreciate where Nick is coming from, I can't agree at all with his perception. Ayende also voiced his opinion on the topic here. Trying to control and bound...

It's not the tools, it's how they're used

In my previous entry about Morts, Nick Malik left an interesting response. What caught my eye the most was his comment that: "If you find yourself having to maintain a program that was not written to be maintained, don't blame the maker of the tools!" I agree with this sentiment...