WCF Security Guidance

If you’re looking for pragmatic guidace for securing your WCF services, look no further. The WCF Security project has been posting how-to documents and videos on its community site. Now is the perfect time to give the team feedback. They aren’t done yet and are completely willing, able, and even looking forward to apply your…

Using MessageContracts and DataContracts

Users of the Service Factory often ask about the rationale behind the required use of MessageContracts even though the use of MessageContracts aren’t mandated by WCF. I’ve answered this question in other venues, but it seemed like a good thing to put here in case I need to point others to it in the future….


First Service Factory v3 Community Drop

Okay, we’re off and running now. Earlier today I posted the first of many community drops for Service Factory v3 – don’t let “build 19” fool you – this is the first one. It took us longer than expected to get this one out the door, but we’re all set now. I suspect the first question…


Now Available: Aaron’s new Service Factory article on MSDN

Steven just told me that Aaron Skonnard’s latest Service Factory article about the December release was just published through his Service Station column in the MSDN Magazine. Talk about timing … sweet.  Even though it was written and finished before we locked down the code, it is still very accurate and comprehensive. I mean, it’s Aaron … what else would you expect?! There…


… come and get yer Service Factory!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the December release of the Web Service Software Factory and a VB.NET version is now available for your consumption, modification, and production pleasures 🙂 Okay, I’m just going to do 3 things in this post since I know there will be many more to follow: Lay some links on ya. For downloading…


Emerging Guidance

Versioning Web Services Introduction Versioning Concepts Relationship Scenarios Principles and Motivations A Versioning Strategy Summary Introduction Most software systems evolve over time, and it is always challenging to manage the associated complexity of their evolution. When the relationships between the parts of the software system become less coupled, the complexity increases because they can then…


Handcrafting WCF-friendly WSDLs

It’s 10:15 pm and I’m still in the office, but I really think I should get this entry posted before I head home – or it won’t ever get posted. I was supposed to be working on my demo for my Service Factory session at the SOA Conference tomorrow, but I got side-tracked early in…


Service Factory now available for download!

Before I get ahead of myself, which comes pretty easy for me J, here’s the link to learn more about and download the Service Factory. Wow, I’ve been waiting 8 months to write this blog entry. After months of planning, arguing, development, sleep deprivation, testing, writing, and making sure all of that wasn’t in vain,…


Just Published: Service Factory ARCast

Ron Jacobs did a load of ARCasts at Tech-Ed in Boston this year. One of them was with Shy Cohen and I about the Service Factory. Well, I just got an email from Ron that he’s gotten around to publishing it on Skyscrapr. I can’t imagine how many of these things he has queued up…


Service Architecture Concept Model

I’m posting this because I’m interested in your thoughts about it. IMPORTANT: This is just a concept illustration. I’m not encouraging anyone to accept and begin using the nomenclature used. This is just the result of a conversation Tom and Ed and I had today about how this illustration might evolve. If something isn’t clear, please leave a comment….