All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

October, 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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    WCF and Apache AXIS interop

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    I'm getting back to building and publishing working examples. My latest is a working example of a WCF client communicating with an Apache AXIS 1.4 server, using web services. You can find it here . There's full source code available. This one shows...
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    Date and Time Values and Java Interop: a concrete example using XStream

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    Last month I posted on Date and Time values and interop. One of the key points I made is that you can lose information (specifically timezone information) when you transition from .NET to something else. If you stay within .NET, then you don't lose that...
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    Microsoft launches new SOA Website

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    The new Microsoft SOA & Business Process website is up! And I am really pleased to see it. Mea culpa time: For a long time, we (Microsoft) have not effectively communicated with customers and partners about Service Oriented Architecture. That...
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    DotNet Zip Library Graduates to CodePlex

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    I finally created a CodePlex project for the .NET Zip Library. Find it at http://www.codeplex.com/DotNetZip . If you want some background on the Zip Library, check out my prior posts on this topic .
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    Keeping it real on SOA

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    Bobby Wolfe of IBM told no lies when he said that Clients often want to build only an ESB, because that involves a technology challenge without the need for messy business requirements. Building just an ESB becomes an IT field of dreams, where IT...
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    Converting DateTime values to arbitrary TimeZones

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    Dealing with dates and times across geographies is an ongoing challenge for many people. One of the aspects of that challenge is that in .NET, it is not easily possible to format a time for display, using an arbitrary timezone. It is possible of course...
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    Benchmarks and Interop: IBM responds to StockTrader

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    Just saw comments by Andrew Spyker of IBM on the StockTrader demonstration and benchmark that my buddy and esteemed colleague Greg Leake put together. IBM's Trade 6.1 benchmark application is a sample and performance testing application published by...
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    Microsoft General Manager blogs on Interop & Integration

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    Steve Guggenheimer blogs on interop . I love to see this! Steve runs the global application platform business at Microsoft; his organization has responsibility for overall strategy, as well as responsibility for indvidual products and technologies like...
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    SQL Server driver for PHP

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    In case you missed it : The first CTP (Community Technology Preview) of the SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP, is now available for download from Microsoft. Microsoft announced the imminent release of this thing during the Zend/PHP Conference 10 days...
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    CardSpace interoperability with PHP and Java

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    Another note on PHP... this time dealing with Information Cards and CardSpace. This, like the SQL+PHP integration I mentioned previously, was also announced at ZendCon about 10 days ago. Microsoft and Zend Technologies announced a collaborative...
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    Introduction to WCF - Article on TechTarget

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    Last week, TechTarget published an article I wrote providing a brief introduction to WCF. If you haven't had a chance to look at WCF, it may be worth a look. It's about 2 printed pages (not that you or I would print it out, because we are both so environmentally...
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