June 2006 Entries

Guidance Explorer for ASP.NET and .NET

Just read this post by ScottGu on a PAG tool that allows to view guidelines and suggestions for your .NET and ASP.NET applications.  Each guidance item covers the reasons why it should be followed and instructions on how to implement it. Pretty good stuff!

posted @ Friday, June 30, 2006 9:43 PM | Feedback (618)


Yep, it's beta. ;-)

posted @ Monday, June 26, 2006 10:38 PM | Feedback (612)

WSDL Generation in WCF

Kirill G starts to answer the question on how one can control various aspects of WSDL generated by WCF (Indigo) services.  His first post is on how you can control the namespace generation through either code or configuration files.  If you’re into Indigo (WCF) and would like to learn more about its inner workings, this is a good place to start.

posted @ Monday, June 19, 2006 9:31 PM | Feedback (612)

BTS or WF? That is the question

Just found this really good post from John Evdemon (I attended one his Chalk Talk on BPEL at TechEd) in which he describes under which scenarios you should use BizTalk Server (BTS) or Windows Workflow (WF).  Pretty good stuff!  If you’re working (or planning to work) with either technology, it’s forth the read.

posted @ Monday, June 19, 2006 9:24 PM | Feedback (611)

TechEd Wrap Up

Our flight didn’t leave until 5 PM, so I attended all morning sessions and the first session after lunch.  The two sessions that stood out the most was Clemens’ REST, POX & RSS with Indigo talk and Juval’s Advanced Serialization in .NET 2.0. All I will have to say is that TechEd was a lot of fun for me.  It’s not everyday that I have an entire week when I can “geek out” and just code, go to talks about code and have some alcohol put into the mix. The only bad part about the TechEd experience was our flight back.  We...

posted @ Sunday, June 18, 2006 2:33 PM | Feedback (611)

TechEd - Day 4

Ok, yes, I know that my last post was for Day 1.  Well, a lot of stuff  has happened since then and I haven’t had time to blog.  Why?  I’ve been playing around with all the cool stuff that’s around. For the main sessions of the day, I attended Ron Jacob’s talk on SOA Patterns and Anti-Patterns.  Pretty good stuff.  Ron did an excellent job of getting the people in the talk involved by asking for input and keeping a conversation with the crowd.  After, that I headed out the MS influential party. The event was held at Ned Devine’s at the Faneuil...

posted @ Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:08 PM | Feedback (611)

New WinFx Sites

Due to renaming of WinFX to .NET Framework 3.0, Microsoft has launched a new site, http://www.netfx3.com.  With this site, you can now access each of the technologies by a sub domain.  For example, for WCF, goto http://wcf.netfx3.com.  Check them out!

posted @ Monday, June 12, 2006 3:31 PM | Feedback (611)

TechEd - Day 1

We landed in Boston around noon after a nice 2 hour flight from Chicago.  The bad part about of this trip is that we left Des Moines at 7 AM…yeah, not fun.  Once I got the convention center, I had the pleasure of meeting Carl Franklin.  I must say it was pretty awesome!  I’m a huge fan of .NET Rocks! so it was nice to meet the man in person.  After that, I was off to an MVP event at the Westin Copley Plaza where I got to hang out with Kent Tegels and the various MVP leads.  The coolest part about the event...

posted @ Monday, June 12, 2006 10:38 AM | Feedback (611)

BizTalk and Windows Workflow

A couple of days ago, I got to play with BizTalk 2006 and Windows Workflow for the first time. I know of the capabilities and features, but I was amazed on how quickly one can generate results from them. For BizTalk, I had to create a POC that would convert a delimited flat-file to a COBOL copybook format. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn't it? Well, it was! After playing around with the Flat-File Schema Wizard and creating a simple orchestration that executed a transformation from Schema A to Schema B, I was done in about an hour (that is, after...

posted @ Saturday, June 10, 2006 12:27 PM | Feedback (612)

TechEd Blogging

I plan to document my travel to Boston/TechEd along with a summary of the sessions I will be attending. This should be fun, because at some of the slots, I'm quadruple booked! If would like to see something in particular, let me know and I can blog about it too. Also, I plan to meet up with some of the members of the ASP.NET team and talk with them about the cool new runtime features (yes, I will try to blog that too).

posted @ Saturday, June 10, 2006 12:11 PM | Feedback (587)

.NET Framework 3.0

That’s right, looks like MS is renaming WinFX to be .NET Framework 3.0 to avoid confusion.  Here’s what Soma had to say: With this in mind we have decided to rename WinFX to the .NET Framework 3.0.  .NET Framework 3.0 aptly identifies the technology for exactly what it is – the next version of our developer framework. I guess I can see their point.  At the end of the day, it’s just a name for packaging.  Since we’re in the topic of changing names, can we rename WCF back to Indigo? ;-)

posted @ Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:54 AM | Feedback (611)

TechEd 2006

I'm going.  Are you?  If you are, drop me a line in the comments and we can hang out/talk/get drink sometime during the conference.

posted @ Wednesday, June 7, 2006 9:52 PM | Feedback (611)

CRINETA Presentation: .NET Enterprise Services - Post Mortem

I would like to thank the CRIneta Admin group for allowing me to come and speak to their fine group.  Nick tagged along for a night filled with pizza, demos and prizes.  Thanks for the great time, guys! During the meeting, Greg asked for information on performance between .NET Remoting and Enterprise Services, I told him of an article on MSDN that covered that topic (actually, I found two): .NET Enterprise Services Performance Performance of Web Services, Enterprise Services, and .NET Remoting.

posted @ Tuesday, June 6, 2006 10:05 PM | Feedback (611)