All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

March, 2005

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About All About Interop

This Blog is dedicated to exploring interop opportunities between .NET-based systems and other systems.  The key approaches to interop covered here include: Web services, REST/POX, message queues, dedicated bridges, and others. 

Dino Chiesa is the primary author of most of these articles.  Others may also contribute from time to time.

This blog won't carry human interest stories.  No birth or death notices, health or hobby updates, etc.  This is just interop. 

About the theme:
On July 23rd, 2007, I moved to the "Kid congo" theme for Community Server.  I added a few customizations to get the colors and layout the way I wanted them.  It uses a CSS-based layout. 

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    Java and MS-Word

    Is it really possible to use any Java application to dynamically generate MS-Word files, complete with graphics, tables, text styles, fonts, and more? Yes, quite possible. And Would you believe? - it's easy too!...
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    More on Jar Hell

    Regarding my prior post on Jar Hell , a colleague asked me to elaborate on the problems I experienced and why .NET would not have these problems. .NET basics First thing: .NET has a version-aware classloader and strongly-named assemblies. This means when...
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    Jar Hell

    First, pardon the interruption in your normally scheduled program. This isn't a post on interop, it is a rant. I'm not normally a raving lunatic, but this situation just blows me away. I wanted to try Sun Java 1.5 for my Java app server install, in order...
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    Java and Office documents via XML, XSL-FO

    Combining MS-Word's XML capabilities allows you to generate document templates (using either WordProcessingML or XSL-FO) that can be manipulated on any XML-aware server-side platform to dynamically generate reports and documents....
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    Working examples of Java/AXIS + .NET

    Three examples of Apache AXIS services and .NET client, with source....
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    Java byte[] to VB.NET array of bytes

    Converting from a Java array of byte to a VB array of byte is not automatic, because the former is a signed quantity and the latter is unsigned....
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    Visual Studio Team System and Eclipse Interop

    David Lem is looking into building Eclipse plug-ins that work with VSTS . This will be very interesting!
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    Connection options for VS and .NET

    Interop bonanza. For those keeping score at home, IBM has DB2 add-ins for VS, along with a DB2 managed ADO.NET provider. IBM also has Tivoli AccessManager for .NET and MQ Classes for .NET Oracle will soon shipp Oracle tool add-ins for Visual Studio to...
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    Dave is in the house

    My homey Dave White is blogging .
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    Java byte[] to VB.NET byte[], part deux

    When exchanging byte array data between Java and VB, as when exchanging ciphertext, rather than doing the signed-to-unsigned conversion on the VB side, the other option is to do the conversion on the Java side....
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    AXIS 1.2RC3 and .NET

    Very simple example of an AXIS web service returning arrays of float and string to a .NET client. AXIS 1.2RC3....
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    Just saw this, interesting for people doing XML or webservices interop between .NET and Java systems and are looking for help dealing with nullable types in Java that correspond to value types in .NET.
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    Connecting BizTalk 2004 to WebSphere MQ via webservices

    • 0 Comments This article covers how to use the BizTalk Adapter for MQSeries v2.0 with the WebSphere MQ transport for SOAP to invoke web service operations using MQSeries as transport protocol.
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