BizTalk messages based on .NET types instead of Xsd schemas

Abstract: You can create a BizTalk message from a custom .NET class, instead of using an Xsd schema. This practice has some pros and cons. Let’s see… Usually, the most common process is to start creating Xsd schemas, and use them in Orchestrations, to define BizTalk messages. But, why would you like to have BizTalk messages…

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What Videogame character are you?

Calculated shot… well, I’ve played Scorched Earth a lot in my life… 🙂 I am a Scorched Earth Tank.When I have a mission, it consumes me; I will not be satisfied until the job is done. I have a strong sense of duty, and a strong sense of direction. Changes in the tide don’t phase…

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Real asynchronous vs. Simulated asynchronous

Abstract: In the asynchronous world, we can talk about Real async and Simulated async. Each one has its own pros and cons. Let’s see a simplified sample of each case. Sample scenario, let’s assume two systems, A and B:   1.-   A sends a message to B.   2.-   B processes the request from A.   3.-   B returns…

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Question: Secure the access or secure the content?

Abstract: this seems an easy question, but I have not found a proper answer yet… feel free to give your answer and a little justification. The complete question is:What should I secure? the access to the resources, or the content of the resources? Securing the access means controlling who sees the resources, in terms of…

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Orchestration Error handling: Fix-and-Log

Abstract: An exception has been thrown, what should I do? –> At least two actions: Fix the situation and Log it Orchestrations tend to fail. Sure. This is because the nature of integration: Orchestrations deal with external applications, and expect behaviors that are not always as expected.Exception handlers should be everywhere where errors can happen….

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Suddenly SOA does not exist!…

…or at least that’s what Clemens Vaster thinks. A little bit radical just to explain that SOA is an Orientation, not an Architecture itself… anyways, I agree with him, and I’ve added him to my blogroll… It’s true that there’s too much hype with SO and SOA, so I’ll try to explain my point of…