A Conversation With San Mehat

Slashdot had a post today about an interview with San Mehat about .NET and WebServices, which I gave a quick read. My take? San doesn't quite get it. Object Serialization? Collections? Someone should point him out towards Doc/Literal vs. RPC/Encoded, XSD, and writing WSDL first. OTOH, maybe I'm just becoming...

Orchestration Designer

On a comment to my earlier entry, Sean mentions Biztalk's Orchestration Designer. I haven't seen what's on the Biztalk 2004's OD, but at least the one on 2002 is far different than what I showed in my screenshot of Collaxa's BPEL Server. What I showed on my earlier screenshot was...

Trying out Collaxa

I decided to download Collaxa's BPEL Server beta 9 trial today and see what it was about. As many others, I'm certainly interested enough in BEPL4WS (and anxious to see what ends up in the next release of Biztalk Server. <img alt="Collaxa.JPG" src="/weblog/images/Collaxa-thumb.JPG" width="131" height="148" border="0" /> </p> I've only...

I've been had....

My stupid Internet provider just decided this week to cut out bandwith in half to a measly 128KB/s without actually telling anyone about it. I'm sooo pissed I can't even describe it :@. But boy, are they gonna get an earful from me......

IBlogExtension Preprocessors

Matt Berther replies to my earlier post and proposes a way to introduce preprocessor support for his MovablePoster plugin. While useful, I'm not quite sure if it's actually needed at all. The reason is that IBlogExtension itself lends very nicely to stacking, so it's fairly easy to introduce preprocessors by...

XPathNavigator vs. IXPathNavigable

A few weeks ago, some debate sparked regarding the IBlogThis (now IBlogExtension) interface, and, at that time, Don suggested using IXPathNavigable or XPathNavigator over XmlDocument through the interface. And so, we now have an IBlogExtension interface that uses IXPathNavigable indeed. However, this raises a small question: Why would you prefer...

Site Upgrade

Just upgraded my MovableType installation over to version 2.63. Took a while to be able to update everything on the site thanks to me using a crappy ftp client in the first place :( Besides that, I've also been experimenting with a filter IBlogExtension on top of Newsgator's v1.2 MovableType...

.NET Purity Redux

Scott Hanselman started a whole ".NET Purity" debate a few days ago, which has prompted quite a set of responses (includind a very good one from my good friend Sam. My own personal opinion on the matter (not that anyone would care ) is that .NET purity matters little or...

Congrats to Dare

Dare is celebrating his 25th birthday today. Congrats man! Would've never guessed I'm actually a few months older than you ;) (well, it's actually hard to guess about anyone online, since most of them I've never met) </p>

The case for XHTML

Don talks about why XHTML is a better option than escaped markup when embedded in XML documents (especifically RSS). In general, I agree with him. On the other hand, Brad presents the other side of the coin. Personally, I think XHTML is a much better option, and it's just cleaner...