Referral spam?

It’s so à la Cambrian Era fashion. Nature seems to be trying all possible forms of survival, while the selection make sure that only the stable niches will be occupied (in fact, the stable niches will be defined by the process). What elicited this not-so-neat consideration of mine? A growing trend I’ve observed in the…

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WS-ReliableMessaging 2005: what’s new

Scatter list of new or (IMHO) notable features of the 2005 version of WS-ReliableMessaging. Overall I’d say that it changed very little, promising symptom of maturity of the specification. Elements at the header level are now called “header block” Example Message Exchange (s2.4): sequence explicit creation (2,3) and termination (11,12) are no longer declared as…


Need [WS-]Policy Advice?

So check out http://Securing.WS!You’ll find (together with the already mentioned TulaFale) the Web Services Enhancements Policy Advisor (WSEPA), another pioneer work from project Samoa. From the page: “WSE Policy Advisor is a security plug-in for Web Services Enhancements 2.0 for Microsoft .NET (WSE). It can be invoked either from the WSE Configuration Editor or as a stand-alone…


WS-RM Policy: sounds good

I sort of missed it when I first spotted that something moved in the WS-RM msdn home.Meet Web Services Reliable Messaging Policy Assertions, or WS-RM Policy: a pretty neat spinoff of the main WS-RM spec, where all the policy elements which survived up to the third revision are gathered.Oversummarizing everything boils down to one single…

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Goldrake è Transazionale

Italian post. It would not make sense for somebody who’s not Italian and above thirty… Stasera, durante il viaggio di ritorno in treno, discorrevo amabilmente con alcuni clienti di serie televisive del passato e annedoti correlati. La mia famiglia è molto numerosa, quindi lo scheduling del televisore non poteva che essere prehempive: essere il più piccolo…


Making sense of the TabletPC Accelerometer, round II

Ahh. The Sunday’s post about the little toy for playing with the accelerometer of certain tablet pcs had a notable success. Evviva! 🙂Few answers to common questions: I DON’T use any Accelerometer API. I’m not aware of any public ones, and that’s the only way I’d make use of them. I instead rely on the…


The evolving world of WS-*

If you happen to browse on the msdn web services page, don’t miss the WS Specification News section: for example, today there is the announcement of an updated release of WS-ReliableMessaging!

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Making sense of the Tablet PC Accelerometer: WinGimcana

Hi everybody!At the address http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/wingimcana you can find a small toy I wrote in order to play with one of the coolest but least mentioned M200 features, the Accelerometer. Winform is pretty far from my daily bread (web services), but I have to say that GDI+ is very powerful and well documented! And, of course, the…

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WSETrace Here

As everybody knows, Simon produced a really useful wse trace viewer: however, I was never able to use it as quckly as I’d like (when you open it you have to navigate to your project via folder dialog, instead of pasting the path: and I have the tendency of building pretty deep folder hierarchies). Fortunately, the…

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Quote of the week

“Web service developers have trouble dealing with humans, and I’m not just talking about getting dates.” Keith Brown, from http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwse/html/securusernametoken.asp Well, I’d say it can be locally true but fortunately I would not hold it as a general rule… 🙂If you exclude the above, the paper is a concentrate of wisdom. Don’t miss it!