Interop sessions at Oracle Open World

Jesus and my collegue Kent Brown both spoke at Oracle Open World recently, on interop between WCF and WebLogic. But I found out after the fact! nice!  


WSDL-First in WCF, versus WSDL-First in ASMX

I wanted to point something out regarding the WSDL-First item I posted yesterday.  This is a look at the interface generated by the SvcUtil.exe tool for WCF.     [System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute(“System.ServiceModel”, “”)]     [System.ServiceModel.ServiceContractAttribute(Namespace=”urn:Microsoft.Search”,         ConfigurationName=”Ionic.Samples.Webservices.Sep21.IResearchServiceSoap”)]     public interface IResearchServiceSoap     {           [System.ServiceModel.OperationContractAttribute(Action=”urn:Microsoft.Search/Registration”,           ReplyAction=””)]         [System.ServiceModel.XmlSerializerFormatAttribute()]         string Registration(string registrationXml);          …


WSDL-First development with WCF

A couple weeks ago I mentioned that you could do WSDL-First development with WCF, but I didn’t go into detail as to how that would work.  Somebody asked, so I guess I’ll describe the specific steps. I want to use a real scenario, so for a WSDL, I will use the WSDL that Microsoft defines…


Flatten your WSDL with this Custom ServiceHost for WCF

Yesterday I mentioned using a custom service host to flatten the WSDL that is generated by a WCF service.  This is something Christian showed us all how to do a long while ago, to improve interoperability between WCF-implemented services and consumers written on other technology stacks.  Flattening WSDL is important for Interop purposes becausse many…


Custom Config file for a WCF Service hosted in IIS

I am constantly developing new WCF services to try out various techniques, ideas, scenarios. Many times for these quickie WCF applications I will just use a text editor to write the code.  As you know there are multiple options for hosting your WCF services.  For these quick apps, I will typically write a simple custom console…


DotNetZip users: Please Test Unicode support (free zip library for .NET)

DotNetZip is an open-source library to allow any .NET application to read and create zip files.  If you want your ASP.NET page to grab an uploaded zipfile and unpack it on the server, DotNetZip can help you.  If you want to generate a zipfile from a server-based app like an ASP.NET page and send it…


Profiles in Microsoftee-hood

I hadn’t seen Microspotting before – consider me educated. It’s a blg site run by a Microsoft employee that profiles… Microsoft employees. Enough about you.  Let’s talk about me! Yeah, it’s self-centered, but despite that I found the blog to be well written and I expect it will be really interesting, for MS employees as…


Many many LINQ Providers

When LINQ shipped, it included a provider model, to encourage people to make other systems and data stores accessible from the coolness-that-is-LINQ.  Back in February, Charlie Calvert published a  long list of LINQ providers.  In July, Robert Shelton later reblogged it.  Charlie also has a list of LINQ Links.  Nice to see.  By my count there are…


Using the WSDL-First design approach with WCF services

Couple of helpful posts from the archives for you.  If you are care about interop, then you probably want to use a contract-first or WSDL-first design for your web services.  In other words, you will not simply decorate server-side code annotations (in Java) or attributes (in .NET) and generate WSDL dynamically from that running code. …


Web services interop with WCF – Relevant Forum Questions

I was just browsing the WCF forum on MSDN. Here’s a summary of the recent interesting threads dealing with interop: How to map complex data types exposed by a J2EE web services, into a WCF client? How to use connect from an AXIS 2 client to a WCF service using SSL? How to transfer a…