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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change - Charles Darwin

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    About common sense and service contracts...

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    I’m currently thinking a lot about guidance and best practices around service contracts. There exist many ways to end up with a contract. But are there some metrics that are going to tell you whether your contract is a good contract? Can we relay on a...
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    WSCWS: Post Mortem,

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    I delivered my Web Service Competency Workshop (WSCWS) in EMEA during the last 4 month. It was a great time: I met a lot of bright people, had great discussions about technology as well as the meaning of life. That’s why I like to share some of the non...
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    Web Services Competency Workshop in a Box

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    Eliaz just uploaded the latest version of my Web Service Competency Workshop. You can download ~20MB of slides and demos from here . The content consists of two parts: The first one discusses architecture and concepts where the second one is dedicated...
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    Are you interested in a daylong training on Connected Systems and Service Orientation?

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    If your answer is yes, come and join Arvindra and myself @ the Architecture Boot Camp for Building Connected Systems @ TechEd Europe ! “Connected systems are becoming pervasive as a result of current economic drivers for companies to be more agile...
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    Web Services - Resources, Books, Tools and Events

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    I’ve just compiled an incomplete list of Web Services related resources: Online Resources WS-Interoperability Have a look at the WS-I BP 1.0 and the corresponding testing tools. They are essential resources for building interoperable Web...
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    Update on the ARC and CTS track @ TechEd Europe

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    As a co-track owner of the Architecture and the Connected Systems tracks, I’m really pleased to announce that all our breakout sessions are accessible through the Session Search Tool ! I’m really looking forward to Amsterdam because we have some great...
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    WSCWS Ukraine

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    I’ve just finished my “Web Services Competency Workshop” in Kiev (Ukraine). I really have to say that this was an amazing experience: The event was hosted in a trendy restaurant with a very nice decoration (library style). They not only served superb...
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    Just a policy violation...

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    I’m currently in a very nice hotel in Kiev. They gave me a room high up on the 7hth floor. Having the room high up usually implies silence at night and this is exactly what I’m looking for. However, it was 5 o’clock in the afternoon when I’ve heard some...
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    Great time ahead

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    I’ve just came back from my skiing holidays in Zermatt . It was great fun! The weather and snow conditions were superb… However, I’m back @ work and look forward to the following events: 2 nd German Archtitects Forum , 14. April 2005 , Wuppertal...
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    Web Services Quiz: Issue 10 - the Answer

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    The correct answer to Issue 10 was already mentioned by Andrew & Mario : Service T1 will deny access, and therefore return a HTTP status 401 error: “Access Denied” If we want to allow the called services to impersonate the caller’s identity, we have...
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    Link to the XSD Object Generator download site

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    For all who attended my Web Services Competency Workshop in Madrid : Here’s a link to the XSDObjectGen.exe tool.
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    What's more important: service & ambience or food?

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    While I was sitting in a lovely restaurant in Spain I was thinking about the most important thing that makes eating in a restaurant a great experience. Is it really the food? I ate in a restaurant last Monday that hadn’t served great food. But I felt...
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    Web Services Quiz: Issue 10

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    YAWSQ (Yet Another Web Services Quiz) Let me describe the following scenario: Web Service T1 contains an operation that returns a string Web Service T2 calls Web Service T1 in the context of its own operation Both Web Services run under IIS using the...
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    EMEA Web Services Competency Workshop in Norway

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    Are you interested in Web Services architecture and technology and coincidentally live in Norway ? If yes, the EMEA Web Services Competency Workshop might be exactly what you’re looking for. It takes place on the 1. March in Oslo . This workshop usually...
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    Speaking in Russia is different

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    Because half of the audience wasn’t very comfortable with English my workshop got simultaneously translated to Russian. The translator used my natural breaks to translate. This means that I had to speak in small portions; otherwise I would overstretch...
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    About a flight, a train ride and a Web Services Workshop

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    When my alarm clock rang on Monday the 14 th of February at 6.15 am, I had no clue what I’m going to experience the next 23 hours. To be honest, if I knew it upfront, I would have stayed in bed for an additional couple of hours. But because I didn’t knew...
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    What would be your favorite session at TechEd Europe 2005?

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    I’m really excited to assist Arvindra with this year’s TechEd Europe 2005 content planning for the Architecture and the Connected Systems track! Please let us know if you have topics you would like to see in one of these tracks or if you have an idea...
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    Having trouble to create rpc/literal proxies on .NET?

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    You have to get the just released WSCF (aka WsContractFirst) tool! Beside some other new features ; v.04 supports proxy/stub generation based on rpc/literal WSDL descriptions . Superb! !
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    Thoughts on Web Service Contracts: The different artifacts

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    I’m currently thinking about Web Service contracts with the goal to achieve the highest level of compensability and reusability. I like to share some of my thoughts... First of all, Web Service contracts should be structured into the following four artifacts...
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    Web Services Quiz: Issue 9 - the Answer

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    Both, Christian and Davanum were absolutely right with their answers: Issue 9’s Operation Add (part of the CalculatorPort) defines first its output and then the corresponding input message. < portType name ="CalculatorPort"> < operation name...
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    Interested in Z#?

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    A. Wöß and H. Mössenböck from the University of Linz just published the following courseware: Compiler Construction - Concepts and Practical Application to .NET This course builds a complete compiler for the programming language Z# (= subset of C#) that...
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    Web Services Quiz: Issue 9

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    YAWSQ (Yet Another Web Services Quiz) This issue is really interesting. It beautifully demonstrates one of the over-engineered but poorly specified parts of the WSDL 1.1 specification. The following WSDL is very similar to the one I got from one of my...
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    JAOO 2004: My retrospection

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    Last week’s JAOO was great. After two presentations, two panels, three social events and a lot of interesting discussions I’ve finally managed to get home again. For all of you who attended my sessions, here is a summary of their core messages: Understanding...
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    What's wrong with rpc-literal?

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    This post is part of Issue 8’s answer To say it as clear and simple as possible: rpc style encoding is more about the service implementation than the message on the wire itself. That’s just wrong! As already discussed in this answer series , every rpc...
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    Back alive and ready for JAOO

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    After two and a half week of perfect rock climbing in Southern France and Northern Italy I’m back alive and ready for my presentations at JAOO . Hope to see you there!
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