Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

February, 2004

  • Matt Powell

    Alyssa's First Application

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    My 13 year old daughter, Alyssa, has shown a little more interest in the computer than her older sister and she seemed like she might be a good candidate for pulling into the world-o-programming so I ran down to the company store the other day and bought...
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    Vault + Mono = Linux Support

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    I don't pretend to be on top of all the work done in the Mono world , but this strikes me as being the first comercial application that: 1. is advertising that it supports running on Mono 2. has gone through the work to test on Mono, and I suspect...
  • Matt Powell

    Where is SOAP 1.1?

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    Don indicates his trials in finding the SOAP 1.1 spec now that http://www.w3.org/TR/SOAP appropriately points at the latest 1.2 spec. I ran into the same problem on MSDN . Seeing as I had neither a mirror or Don's tattoo (and although I heard about his...
  • Matt Powell

    When not to SOA

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    Zapthink wrote up an article on when SOA is not a good idea . This is their list of when SOA is not a good idea: ...when you have a homogeneous IT environment ...when true real-time performance is critical ...when things don't change ....
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    Service Oriented Architecture Tools Demo

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    With all the talk of SOA and how it will make agile application development a reality, I've had a picture in my mind of a tool where you build an application by consuming a piece of a service over here and another piece over there and so forth, throw...
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    WS-Discovery Published

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    Microsoft and others published the WS-Discovery specification this week. This provides an ad hoc mechanism for services to advertise themselves and for service consumers to track them down. If you throw UDDI into the picture, it provides a mechanism where...
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    The Indigo Road

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    Benjamin has a cool analysis of the natural migration of connected systems to Indigo.
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    WS-Eventing Workshop Results

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    It sounds like the WS-Eventing Workshop was a great success. Jorgen just had us post the overview on MSDN which includes all the slide decks. You might want to check out Jorgen's earlier post on the workshop. There is also a yahoo group to discuss...
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    Feel the XML Love

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    Aaron's teaching his students about the XML love. Welcome to our world. Imagine how many XML tags will be generated by the code this classroom full of students will write over the course of their lifetimes.
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