All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

June, 2007

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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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    .NET StockTrader shows Interop between WCF and WebSphere

    Customers looking to build distributed applications according to the principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can use the new .NET StockTrader as a blueprint. This new sample/performance kit download includes full source code and a technical...
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    Comparing SCA to Microsoft platform technologies

    I posted about SCA previously. My take on it is, SCA isn't really about interop. But many people think it is, so I post about it here, on the interop blog. Sometimes people ask me to compare SCA with what Microsoft offers. Here's my take. A large...
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    Page Flow Designer for ASP.NET

    For designing and controlling the page flow through an application, Java-based platforms can take advantage of Struts, the Beehive NetUI stuff, Spring Web Flow , and numerous other frameworks and models . For a long time, this capability was not well...
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    using Java to manipulate Word 2007 docx files

    In this article, Ted Neward has a look at the docx format introduced with Word 2007, and demonstrates how Java can read and write it:
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    Sudoku Toy redux - using C# DancingLinks Engine

    A while back I posted a toy app that generates (and optionally solves) a Sudoku puzzle. It was under the rubric of Interop because the inner engine of this toy used an implementation of the Dancing Links engine for Sudoku, built in Java. The original...
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    Adobe Coldfusion 8 - call .NET from CFML

    A couple weeks back, Adobe posted their ColdFusion 8 public beta . One of the big new features is, as Adobe puts it: Native support for .NET objects to easily integrate ColdFusion applications with enterprise data and infrastructure services. ...
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    InfoCard Relying Party for Java, PHP, etc

    I missed this when it came out last month at the Interop event in Las Vegas. Bob Muglia announced that the specs for Information Card have been added to the Open Specification Promise , and there are now several new open source projects set up to deliver...
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    What about this SCA thing?

    Ever heard of SCA ? Service Component Architecture? (Leave it to the English-speaking people to glom together 3 nouns and expect people to understand what that jumble of words is supposed to mean. In the glass-houses dept: shades of "Windows Communication...
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