WS-I Basic Profile and One-Way Operations

I've been spending a few hours lately reading in more detail the different documents produced by the WS-I, in particular the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1. One part that I found quite interesting was the rules on One-Way Operations. Particularly intriguing is rule R2727: </p> "For one-way operations, a CONSUMER MUST...

Why I care about Indigo

So far, I've refrained myself from talking about Indigo in any specific way. Why? Well, basicly because I know next-to-nothing about indigo, not having written a single service using it ever (not surprising, given the lack of public builds of indigo and not being one of the privileged few with...

Services are Autonomous

When I first read about this maxim of Services/SOA/WebServices/whatever, I thought this made a lot of sense. And I Still do. However, one question comes to mind: How many people out there are building really autonomous services? One pattern I'm seeing here is that we seem to rarely create stand-alone...

Tim on WS-* standarization

Tim Ewald has a good new post that touches points on the WS-* standarization process. Two things I liked: "While progress on standardizing WS-* continues, it doesn't seem possible that it would be complete by the time major vendors ship support (only WS-Security has completed the process and from the...

BTS 2004 Atomic Scopes in Orchestrations and DTC Transactions

One interesting bit to remember about the use of atomic scopes in orchestrations is their relation with MSDTC (Distributed Transaction Coordinator) transactions. Usually, you'll use a scope configured with an atomic-type transaction when you want to ensure ACID semantics on the actions contained within the scope [1]. What is not...

New & re-awared MVPs

Congratulations are in order for Sam for getting re-awarded as an MVP; and most specially for Robert for getting awarded for the first time... most deserved, imho! Way to go, dudes!

Movies

Yesterday, my girlfriend and I went to the movies and saw Hero, with Jet Li. I really enjoyed the movie, and the scenery on it is just beatiful. We also saw the incredibles last week... really fun as well :)

BizTalk 2004 Admin Tools Install

I'm testing a few BizTalk Server 2004 installation variants lately, and ran into a snag. What I was trying to do was install BizTalk Server on one machine, and then setup a second machine with only the administration tools. According to the Installation Guide, on the section "Performing a Custom...

70-230

The inevitable happened, I guess. After years of putting it off, I finally took my first MCP exam. The victim? 70-230 "Designing and Implementing Solutions with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, Enterprise Edition". Old, but certainly more entertaining than doing C# exams :) At least I passed the exam ;) </p>...

FSUM.EXE

Yesterday, I was looking for an utility to calculate a CRC value for a set of files I needed, and ran across FSUM; a very nice [free] command line utility that can calculate checksum values for a file (or a set of them) using any of 13 different algorithms: MD2,...