Remoting Style Distributed Objects with WCF

See here, here, here and here.I hate to be the party pooper, but.... why is this a good thing, again?

ENTSSO and Password Synchronization

A long time ago, I commented that I was surprised that the Enterprise Single Sign-on (ENTSSO) service that came with BizTalk Server 2004 (and Sharepoint Portal Server 2003) was so manual based: Users needed to keep their credentials and mappings updated by hand, and even so using very awkward console...

JARHell

Simon has a rant here on what he calls "JARHell", which could briefly be described as the pain of dealing with the multitude of JAR files you need to reference/import and version when working on java (primarily with java tools and frameworks).Sadly, I have to agree. Working with JAR files...

Transaction processing books

I recently started reading Transactional Information Systems: Theory, Algorithms, and the Practice of Concurrency Control by Gerhard Weikum and Gottfried Vossen, and I've been enjoying it very much. I'm not in the practice of writing transactional engines, but as a developer, transactions are one of the core concepts I need...

C++/CLI with WSE 3.0 Sample

I've just uploaded a new sample showing the use of WSE 3.0 from C++/CLI. The sample consists of a C++/CLI ASMX Service which allows users to upload/download files, query file information and list available files, and a simple C++/CLI Winforms client. <IMG height=400 alt=SimpleFileServer_Client.png src="http://winterdom.com/binary/SimpleFileServer_Client.png" width=330 align=right border=0> The sample illustrates...

Past Articles by Sam

My good friend Sam Gentile has posted links to some of the articles and posts he has written in the past throughout the several incarnations of his weblog. There is some incredible stuff over there, so make sure you read it. I've always been impressed with how versatile and knowledgeable...

GetContextProperty Functoid

My friend Carlos Medina has posted a BizTalk functoid that lets you get the value of a context property of a given message from inside a map when it is executed inside an orchestration context. It's a fairly obscure, ugly, unsupported hack  :-), but a cool piece of code nonetheless!...

WF SqlTrackingService data partitioning

Moustafa Khalil Ahmed (from the Windows Workflow Foundation Team) recently blogged about how the SqlTrackingService included in WF does data partitioning across tables to keep data partitioned to smaller subsets for completed workflows. Moustafa was kind enough to answer some extra questions about how it worked on the WF forums,...

FixEncoding Pipeline Component for BizTalk 2004

I've just uploaded a version of my Fix Encoding Pipeline Component I had written for BizTalk Server 2006 that has been retro-ported to BizTalk Server 2004. The code is not exactly the same and it is not so pretty, but mostly because  the .NET Frramework 1.1 does not have functionality...

FileMap dynamic paging patch

Steve Simpson has graciously provided a patch for my FileMap library that supports one possible implementation of dynamic paging. That is, it supports automatic mapping/unmapping of views of the memory mapped file as you seek/read/write through a virtual stream that covers the entire size of the memory mapped file. Steve...