• Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Rendering Engine vs Forms on design time

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    A couple of weeks ago I had an interesting design discussion about developing a smart client. This application is being developed with Windows Forms and is going to have more than a thousand forms. The center of the discussion was about creating the forms...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    BizTalk 2004 Adapter for MQ WebSphere 2.0

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    I have spent a couple of days doing some proof of concepts with the MQSeries Adapter , and I have found some issues which took me some time solving. Access Denied . I had this error message while setting the configuration data for the Queue Definition...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Coding Standards

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    Rido has post a kind of poll about the naming of private members. Some comments on using PascalCase, camelCase, _undescore... IMHO, the point is to have consensus on the development team. That can be a personal -very subjective- preference, with similar...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Secure code

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    I have been involved on a local focus group about writing secure code. Basically the idea is think about how Microsoft can help the developers in doing secure code, with a similar meaning as the book Writing Secure Code . I would like to ear about what...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    VSIP Extras for the VSIP SDK 2003 released

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    We are developing some tools integrated in VS.NET, and seems that the VSIP Extras for the VSIP SDK 2003 have been released.
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Scrum at Microsoft

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    I have a lot of interest on software engineering, specially on the agile movement, and the last three or four years have been an increasing interest on agile methods in Microsoft, but I didn't expect this kind of publicity, Microsoft Lauds 'Scrum' Method...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Lessig Presentation Style

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    A couple of months ago, I found in the Michael Platt’s blog a reference to a presentation about Identity from Dick Hardt. I put it on my queue and finally I saw it last week. I’m impressed. Just 20 minutes, it’s worth to take a look. Today David pointed...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Tech·Ed 2005 Europe

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    The last 22 months I have been involved in a project for creating a Financial Terminal on Windows XP and a middleware on BizTalk 2004 for a spanish bank. It has been far away from my home in Madrid. It has been really absorving, but seems that has finished...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    WMI error on Biztalk

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    From time to time I have found this error when opening the Biztalk management console: "A connection to Windows Management on \\.\ROOT\MicrosoftBizTalkServe r cannot be established: Invalid namespace". It can be solved executing "mofcomp" on the BTSWMISchemaXP...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Building from scratch

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    Architecting systems you can build from scratch or evolve an existing one. A lot of pros and cons on both, but one of the pros of the new ones is how clean can be. I have been for some time with SlaterLabs , building a core banking solution in .NET. As...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Real artists ship

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    There is life after one project is announced. Banco de España -Spain's central bank- selected Microsoft for Target2 a couple of years ago. The solution, built on top of Biztalk, is not very demanding from a functional or performance point of view, but...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Wiimote and UIs

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    Seems that Brian Peek put the seed on coding4fun , but the demonstrations from Johnny Lee are awesome. I have to try...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    More on Secure Code

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    Since my post on Secure Code I have been searching for resources on Microsoft about writting secure code. I have found a dedicated page on the Microsoft Security Developer Center, a PAG guide , some guides and checklists , some code samples , the tool...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Madrid .NET User Group

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    There is a .NET User Group in Madrid, <Spanish Content> MAD.NUG </Spanish Content> They are starting to starting to preparring some meetings and sessions, and Rido has one session about TDD next thursday. If you are in Madrid I would recomend...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Online training

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    Probably you already know, but is worth to remember these sites Microsoft Learning MSDN Virtual labs PDC 2005 Sessions Shows & WebCasts
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Support of import in xsd.exe

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    I was trying to create a C# class with xsd.exe from an schema that imports others schemas like that xsd.exe /c schema.xsd and it fails miserably reporting an error like "The datatype 'xxx' is missing.". Basically xsd.exe doesn't resolve the schemaLocation...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    First post - Welcome

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    This is my first post, so I feel the need of doing a little presentation. After discussing with a couple of friends I have decided to write in english - Rido has decided post in spanish-. My first language is Spanish, so be prepared to a lot of grammatical...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Integrating 3270 applications with a SOA

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    Currently I'm working on the implementation of a kind of service oriented architecture, with the challenge (isn't it the right way of calling it) of integrating a bunch of 3270 applications -about 2K green screens-. The solution design we are working...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Another application for WordML

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    At least the different articles I have read are using WordML in a different way than we are. The main use of WordML is for obtain a set of data in XML. They are using Word as a entry of formatted data. We are using it for the opposite. We create a...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    PInvoke Site

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    I have found a wiki-site about PInvoke . Nice idea from Adam Nathan .
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    MSF vs. XP

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    The purpose of this article is to discuss about the relationship of these two methodologies. A basic understanding of both of them is assumed, if it is not the case, please go to the bibliography to find a couple of articles describing them. We are...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Virtual Classrooms

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    Pluralsight offers the possibility of attending some courses on remote . This option is available for one course about WCF (Indigo) in February. That could be a good option for the people living far away from the states, saving costs and time, but...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    BizTalk FAQ: Problems validating an Any Element?

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    did you remembered to check the Process Contents property? see the help about it . I spent today sometime trying -and failing- in validating an Xml against a very simple Schema with an Any Element. The curious thing is that Xml was a generated...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Domain Specific Languages

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    A domain-specific language (DSL) is a programming language designed to be useful for a specific set of tasks, in contrast to general-purpose programming languages. Wikipedia A couple of weeks ago I had the oportunity of assist to an event here, in...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Initiative on creating a Handbook of Software Architecture

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    Grady Booch presented an initiative for creating a Handbook of Software Architecture in the last OOPSLA . Could be an interesting place to have an eye on it and make some contributions.
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