All About Interop

Connecting .NET to just about anything else

September, 2008

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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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    WSDL-First development with WCF

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    A couple weeks ago I mentioned that you could do WSDL-First development with WCF, but I didn't go into detail as to how that would work. Somebody asked, so I guess I'll describe the specific steps. I want to use a real scenario, so for a WSDL, I will...
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    Flatten your WSDL with this Custom ServiceHost for WCF

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    Yesterday I mentioned using a custom service host to flatten the WSDL that is generated by a WCF service. This is something Christian showed us all how to do a long while ago, to improve interoperability between WCF-implemented services and consumers...
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    Custom Config file for a WCF Service hosted in IIS

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    I am constantly developing new WCF services to try out various techniques, ideas, scenarios. Many times for these quickie WCF applications I will just use a text editor to write the code. As you know there are multiple options for hosting your WCF...
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    DotNetZip users: Please Test Unicode support (free zip library for .NET)

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    DotNetZip is an open-source library to allow any .NET application to read and create zip files. If you want your ASP.NET page to grab an uploaded zipfile and unpack it on the server, DotNetZip can help you. If you want to generate a zipfile from a server...
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    Using the WSDL-First design approach with WCF services

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    Couple of helpful posts from the archives for you. If you are care about interop, then you probably want to use a contract-first or WSDL-first design for your web services. In other words, you will not simply decorate server-side code annotations ...
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    Web services interop with WCF - Relevant Forum Questions

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    I was just browsing the WCF forum on MSDN. Here's a summary of the recent interesting threads dealing with interop: How to map complex data types exposed by a J2EE web services, into a WCF client? How to use connect from an AXIS 2 client to a...
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    Profiles in Microsoftee-hood

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    I hadn't seen Microspotting before - consider me educated. It's a blg site run by a Microsoft employee that profiles... Microsoft employees. Enough about you. Let's talk about me! Yeah, it's self-centered, but despite that I found the blog to be...
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    Many many LINQ Providers

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    When LINQ shipped, it included a provider model, to encourage people to make other systems and data stores accessible from the coolness-that-is-LINQ. Back in February, Charlie Calvert published a long list of LINQ providers . In July, Robert Shelton...
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    WSDL-First in WCF, versus WSDL-First in ASMX

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    I wanted to point something out regarding the WSDL-First item I posted yesterday . This is a look at the interface generated by the SvcUtil.exe tool for WCF. [System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute( "System.ServiceModel" , "3.0.0.0" ...
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    Interop sessions at Oracle Open World

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    Jesus and my collegue Kent Brown both spoke at Oracle Open World recently, on interop between WCF and WebLogic. http://weblogs.asp.net/gsusx/archive/2008/09/19/speaking-at-oracle-open-world.aspx But I found out after the fact! nice!
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