Friday, May 14, 2010

Almost time to blog again

My lack of blogging has been a bit disappointing. Work has been overwhelming and has not afforded me time to write as much as I would like. That being said, I have a few posts in the coming weeks that may be of interest. There may be some non-BizTalk/WCF related "fun" things as well.
  • Finally finishing my series on typed faults in BizTalk 2006 R2 (and 2009). Paolo Salvatori (who graciously reviewed my approach for this before I posted it) has a post which shows a more structured approach. However, there are some minor tweaks that can be made to help with the IWsdlExporter. In our tests Apache CXF did NOT like the wsdl WCF generates, which got worse as multiple namespaces were included in the wsdl.
  • How to get the currently running BizTalk management database. Which leads to...
  • How to generate BizTalk messages for known schemas using BizTalk's own mechanism (No more hardcoding strings in expression shapes...yay!)
  • How to terminate those pesky suspended messages that get left even after you catch the exception in your scope shape.
  • How to wrestle "weird" REST messages into a WCF friendly format for consumption by BizTalk