StockTrader – now with source code

Last month  I wrote about the .NET StockTrader app, an app that shows Interop between .NET/WCF services and services running under IBM WebSphere. The .NET source code is now available.  Download it here.  The main stocktrader page on MSDN will be updated with this link soon. Cheers! Update, 27 july 2007 245pm US Pacific time:…


IBM WebSphere Registry/Repository and Interop with .NET, part 2

In a prior post, I said that there was no good interop story between .NET and the IBM WebSphere Registry and Repository (WSRR).  I said this based on an examination of the WSRR documentation.  IBM’s product doc is available online and keeping to the IBM standard, is usually very thorough and clear.  I looked all…

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Custom WCF Channel for IBM MQ

IBM have shipped an early version of a Custom WCF Channel for MQ.  The dev team in Hursley contacted me to solicit feedback. It’s apparently pretty simple now, supporting only SOAP one-way messaging, but they say if there is sufficient interest and feedback, they will consider developing it further and perhaps adding it to the…

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What about this SCA thing?

Ever heard of SCA?  Service Component Architecture?   (Leave it to the English-speaking people to glom together 3 nouns and expect people to understand what that jumble of words is supposed to mean. In the glass-houses dept:  shades of “Windows Communication Foundation.”  But I digress!).   I’ve certainly heard of it.  From time to time, people ask me, or…


.NET StockTrader shows Interop between WCF and WebSphere

Customers looking to build distributed applications according to the principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can use the new .NET StockTrader as a blueprint.  This new sample/performance kit download includes full source code and a technical whitepaper that provides best-practices guidance for developers seeking to create high-performance, scalable, and interoperable financial services solutions on Microsoft’s…

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IBM connects .NET to Informix Databases

IBM Software has announced an update to the .NET support for their Informix database.  This update includes add-ins for VS2005, plus some big performance improvements..  A new data provider for Informix™ Client SDK V3.0 and its runtime product IBM Informix Connect Runtime (RT) V3.0 allows .NET applications to access IDS by using the common base…


The SOA Road Less Traveled

This caught my eye, an article in Tech Target on Microsoft’s approach to SOA, entitled “Microsoft: The SOA road less traveled”. It talks about the role of various Microsoft products and technologies, including BizTalk Server, and Widnows Communication Foundation (WCF) in building apps and systems according to service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach.  “Less traveled” is a reference to…


IBM supports .NET development with Rational Toolset

This announcement came by in February – IBM is now offering something called the Rational Modeling Extension for .NET for pieces of its Rational software development portfolio.  Philosophically, this is the replacement for Rational Rose XDE, the well-regarded UML tool for .NET from IBM, that (I believe) IBM discontinued, as well as Rational Rose Developer for…

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IBM WebSphere Registry/Repository and Interop with .NET

What are the interop options for connecting .NET applications to IBM’s registry product, the IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository? I just saw a piece by Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group, saying that IBM has taken a risk by releasing a registry/repository product that does not support the prevailing standard, Universal Description, Discovery…

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.NET Logic triggered by IBM MQ Messages

I did not know about this. With WebSphere MQ v6, IBM introduced something called the “.NET Monitor” feature.  The .NET Monitor, in MQ, is similar to a WebSphere MQ “trigger monitor.” The doc says, developers can create .NET components and register them with the .NET Monitor.  When a message is received on a monitored queue,…