Bumptop and User Experience: Creating new problems and solving them

This post has nothing to do with BizTalk or EAI/SOA/etc, but it’s interesting, so here it goes! I’ve a thread with some colleagues about User Experience (something I see myself as an enthusiast). Somebody shared a video about Bumptop. As the YouTube description states, “BumpTop is a fun, intuitive 3D desktop that keeps you organized…

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Book review: SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 (II) – WCF Primer

This is a part of small posts reviewing the book ‘SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009’, by Richard Seroter. Chapter II – an WCF Primer The second chapter has been a little surprise for me: it is a WCF primer and has nothing to do with BizTalk Server. Why? There are two reasons for writing…

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ESB Toolkit 2.0 released

Good news that the BizTalk ESB Toolkit 2.0 (previously known as ESB Guidance 2.0) has been released for download. The download is no longer published on CodePlex. Now you can download it from the BizTalk Developer Center. Changes in the name and the download links have a good reason: now it’s supported by Microsoft. Even…

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Book review: SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 (I) – Refresher

This is a part of small posts reviewing the book ‘SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009’, by Richard Seroter. I think I’ll be posting chapter reviews and thoughts as I read them. Preface and Chapter I – BizTalk Server refresher The chapter one, as one can imagine, is more or less a refresher about what…

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Cite: SOA, build or buy

Repeat with me: SOA is something you do, not something you buy – David Linthicum   This is a nice cite I’ve read at the preface of the book I was talking about yesterday. Yes, it seems a cite said by Captain Obvious, but it’s still amazing how many vendors try to sell their products…

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New book and free chapter: SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009

I’ve just received for review from Packt Publishing the new book ‘SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server’ by Richard Seroter. There’s also a free chapter from the book, ‘New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009: WCF SQL Adapter’ downloadable as .pdf from the Packt book page. Although I usually take this kind of books as reference…

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Connecting systems – From Object Oriented to ESB for dummies

I’m working with a customer in a BizTalk Server 2009 + ESB solution for eAdmin. It’s a really nice project and I’m doing lot of different tasks here. One of these tasks involve to design and explain the whole solution to many different people at the customers’. I’ve found that some dudes that are new…

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New BizTalk HotRod Magazine – Issue 6 Q2 2009

There’s a new issue published of the nice BizTalk HotRod Magazine. It contains some very nice articles written by clever people. And then there’s an article written by me 🙂   I’m gonna copy/paste the index from Thiago’s blog, Connected Thoughts: Writing Great BizTalk Applications by Rajinder Singh BizTalk Rule Engine, a practical application by…

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Workflow still matters

As we said yesterday, workflow still matters, and I’m catching this stuff again in the Realworld(tm), trying to clear concepts and how-tos in these (not so) new componentes of .NET. Workflow Foundation is one of these, and I’ll try to talk also about WCF, WPF/Silverlight, etc. from here and beyond. So I’ll start with one…

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