All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

January, 2006

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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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    OLEDB provider for DB2

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    You got DB2? Got SQL? Now you can connect them together, better. Microsoft is making the OLEDB provider for DB2 available for download. The Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2 is a COM library for connecting to IBM DB2 databases. It is licensed for...
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    Defining a DB2 as a linked server in SQL Server 2005

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    This example shows how to add a remote DB2 as a linked server, using the MS OLEDB provider for DB2 (I mentioned it yesterday ). EXEC sp_addlinkedserver server='LINKEDDB2', @srvproduct='Microsoft OLE DB Provider for DB2', @catalog='DB2...
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    SAML on .NET

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    Do you use web services? If you have concerns about interoperability and security, then you probably would like to see SAML support on .NET. Well here's something for you. The Patterns&Practices team at Microsoft have just released a SAML sample that...
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    Prettification of XML Serialization within Web Services

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    Prettification of XML Serialization within Web Services This came up yesterday on an internal mailing list. A colleague remarked that, following best practices in modular schema design results in bloat of serialized messages, particularly with namespace...
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    Extending Visual Studio, and open source

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    I mentioned open-source and Visual Studio in a previous post . Today I would like to make it clear: It is possible to release extensions to Visual Studio under open source licenses. First, some intro. The VSIP SDK was originally introduced as a...
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    Prettification of XML - .NET 2.0 partial classes

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    Prettification of XML - .NET 2.0 partial classes I wrote about prettification of XML in Web Services earlier, and described how you can prettify your XML by modifying the generated code. As Ram points out, in .NET 2.0, you can use partial classes for...
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    IKVM.NET and interop

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    I just heard a story about a shop that used IKVM to good effect. The existing system has server-side and fat-client pieces, mostly implemented in Java, though they have some C++. The Swing clients communicate to the server pieces via a simple sockets...
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    MS JDBC for SQL 2005 released

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    In the spirit of sharing the love , Microsoft has announced the availability of the SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver. Now all the Java devs can get the goodness of SQL 2005. For those of you familiar with the prior incarnation of the JDBC driver, this new...
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    .NET can connect to WebSphere's built-in JMS

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    Phil Willoughby of IBM dropped me a line. Phil apparently works on the XMS stuff, I'm guessing out of IBM's Hursley lab. Phil sez: Re: http://blogs.msdn.com/dotnetinterop/archive/2005/11/04/488770.aspx FYI, XMS can be used to connect directly...
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    JNBridge: you've been Blogged!

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    My pal Wayne Citrin at JNBridge has started an interop blog . Looks promising! There's an interesting post about using JNBridgePro to enable .NET applications to connect to JMS stores. He uses OpenJMS in the example he gives, but it should work with any...
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    TechEd Europe changes

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    TechEd Europe has been moved and reformatted. Instead of having a single event addressing both Developers and IT Pros, we'll have two separate technical events moving forward: Tech Ed: Developers (week November 6th, CCIB Barcelona, Spain) Tech...
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