Matt Powell

Web Platform and Tools

  • Matt Powell

    Versioning: Namespaces or Attributes

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    Don mentioned my being a namespace versioning fan.  I admit it, I am. I will also mention that I am not one of the web servae who think that the looser you are coupled, the better--but that is a discussion for another time. As for the attribute...
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    At Your Service: XmlElement

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    My latest column went up on using XmlElement parameters in ASP.NET Web Services.
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    MS SQL Server is climbing

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    Interesting sales results for Microsoft SQL Server. I wonder if this is a sign that the tech economy will improve. I remember a few years back when the rest of the economy was faltering, the tech economy did well because people reasoned that they can...
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    Web Services = end of platform integration costs

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    CNet has an article on ZapThink's latest report on the demise of companies paying consultants big integration fees because Web services will make integration a non-issue. ZapThink is a big fan of Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) but...
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    More on WS-Eventing

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    I indicated earlier that we published the WS-Eventing spec on Tuesday. This turned out to be quite an effort because of the storm in the area which left everyone at home. Light snow was better than the freezing rain we received the next night on everyone...
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    MSDN TV: Ugh

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    Chris and Don discuss XAML ... and then add some holiday cheer . For those just looking for some humorous entertainment the singing and don't want to be bored with coding console apps in color, the singing begins about 14:45 into the show. My older...
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    WS-Security meets Kerberos

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    Microsoft and IBM released the Web Services Security Kerberos Binding specification Friday. This was a long time in the making and it might be where you would say that WS-Security meets reality.
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    TheServerSide.Net

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    If you haven't already heard, you should check out http://theserverside.net which has a bunch of great info on .NET development which includes Web service development with .NET. I like the layout and general organization of the site. Ted has pulled together...
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    "Must Read" Web Service content

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    If you have been confused about all the Web services specs and how they fit together and what the bigger picture is, have we got a whitepaper for you. Microsoft and IBM have just released a joint whitepaper “ Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web...
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    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...
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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-BusinessActivity: finally completing the WS-Transaction vision

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    The WS-BusinessActivity specification was published today. This has been awhile in coming ( Secure, Reliable, Transacted Web Services: Architecture and Composition refered to WS-BA last September). But one of the cooler things about our publication is...
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    Workshops on New WS-* specs

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    Feedback Workshops are in the works for the WS-Eventing as well as the brand spanking new WS-BusinessActivity spec (along with the other 2 transaction specs ). Check the Workshops page for more details as they become available.
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    WS-Eventing Released

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    Check out the new WS-Eventing specification that was just released. Web services have lived for a long time in the world of Request/Response based on the close tie with HTTP that they have traditionally had. Another very important messaging scheme however...
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    Whidbey Integrated Web Services

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    Sean Gephardt, one of our developers here at MSDN talks about some new Web services that are currently being tested with the Whidbey PDC release that MSDN is hosting. He also ponders what others are looking for.
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    On Vacation

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    I'm using up some unused vacation during the holidays so I'm OOF until 1/5 starting.........right......now! I already feel more relaxed (except that they are moving my office tomorrow while I'm out and all my moveto tags had a non-existent room number...
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    The History of Web Services

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    Eric Newcomer posted his take on the history of Web services and where it is going. Eric was heavily involved in the early days of SOAP and so forth as IONA's representative in the various standards. I found this piece quite interesting. I've...
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    Me and the Hybrid

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    My car wouldn't start Weds. morning. I ended up working from home all day as I arranged a tow truck to haul my car off and found myself unable to get a hold of my wife who was helping in one of my children's class rooms. It worked out relatively well...
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    Changes at MSDN

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    New home page and Developer Centers at MSDN...
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    Re: Performant

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    Don makes his case for adding "Performant" to the dictionary. I wrote an article about 6 months ago that the use of the word "performant" and sent it out for review.  When Tim reviewed it he included some not so flattering comments about how it wasn...
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    The Meaning of Everything

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    The local NPR affiliate, KUOW, featured Simon Winchester, the author of The Meaning of Everything , on its daily Weekday show today. The subtitle of the book is “The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary.“ I can waste hours flipping through...
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    Legos

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    Opaque or Binary Data in a Web service is like transporting action figures on a Lego train. More soon...
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    Web Services Specs

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    Over the last couple years Microsoft, IBM and others have been working together to create a number of Web services specifications that add higher layer functionality to the popular base functionality of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI. A plethora of specifications...
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    MSDN Web Services Developer Center -- New and Improved!

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    The new look and feel MSDN Web Services Developer Center is now live.  I don't think anyone will be too astounded by the changes but it is a little sharper and cleaner and better organized.  Some of the changes: Previously we had seperate homepage...
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    WS-I Basic Profile Released

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    The WS-I Basic Profile 1.0 is finally released .  Congratulations to everyone who put in a lot of work to get this completed!
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