Real artists ship

There is life after one project is announced. Banco de España -Spain’s central bank- selected Microsoft for Target2 a couple of years ago. The solution, built on top of Biztalk, is not very demanding from a functional or performance point of view, but is pretty critical -it handles cross-borders payments over 50K euros-. I worked…


Tag cloud from a speech

Interesting, generating a kind of tad cloud from a speech. Gates vs. Jobs: Keynote text analysis, 2008 edition. Great 🙂

Web Trend Map 2008

Nice train map from Information Architects, from Japan.

The Life Cycle of a Blog Post

Interesting article from Wired, The Life Cycle of a Blog Post, From Servers to Spiders to Suits — to You I also liked the navigation design.

Wiimote and UIs

Seems that Brian Peek put the seed on coding4fun, but the demonstrations from Johnny Lee are awesome. I have to try…


Exchange Component Architecture Poster

I’m not an expert on Exchange, but I have several projects with Exchange involved, so that poster seems useful. Also, a printed version on the TechNet Magazine. Technorati tags: exchange 2007, architecture

More than one thousand orchestrations per second

Finally it’s public, last summer I worked on a benchmark in order to prove the viability of BizTalk processing 62 million messages (with orchestrations involved) each day. That means more than 1,000 messages per second. It was pretty fun, we started with a very small number -as usual on performance testing-, and grew up until…

Building from scratch

Architecting systems you can build from scratch or evolve an existing one. A lot of pros and cons on both, but one of the pros of the new ones is how clean can be. I have been for some time with SlaterLabs, building a core banking solution in .NET. As soon as we started to…


XML Notepad 2006

There is a new tool for editing XML documents, XML Notepad 2006. I haven’t still used it too much, but I’m giving it a chance.

Upgrading MQSeries Adapter from BizTalk 2004 to 2006

I have an environment with BizTalk 2004 and the MQSeries Adapter which I’m upgrading to BizTalk 2006. I have updated the BizTalk server and a development computer and tried to create a couple of ports. I had this error when trying to configure the MQSeries port, when opening the Queue Manager combo in the Queue…