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All in all I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants the complete picture of all the features BizTalk 2010 has to offer. BizTalk is no small topic. To cover it all in detail in one book is one huge task. This book comes the closest to doing that I have seen so far. This is no...
If you are considering learning BAM, this is by far the best option available. This book covers everything you could possibly need to know about implementing a BAM solution. It is THE BOOK on BAM. No other book comes close to being as thorough as this book. This book is also the bes...
In my last two articles I wrote about how to Use BizTalk Performance Counters and how to Analyze Adapter and Pipeline Performance. In this final article I focus on Orchestration and calling external services. Orchestrations can be as simple as reading a file from a file system, transf...
In Part I of this series I gave a general overview of BizTalk - the components that are involved in message processing and talked about how BizTalk specific performance counters can help spotting problematic areas. In this article we go beyond performance counters (even though we still...
Microsoft BizTalk enables companies to integrate and automate their business process (BPM). In a BizTalk environment messages are picked up by adapters and put through a robust message infrastructure where an orchestration engine allows you to implement your business processes. Along t...
Services are all the rage these days, but there’s a lot more to building a service than just slapping an interface on top of some business and data access logic. Robust services need to take into account usage patterns, security, reliability, scalability, monitoring, and more. Covering...
Hanselminutes is a weekly 30-minute podcast with Web developer and technologist Scott Hanselman hosted by Carl Franklin. The following is a transcript from show number 19 on BitTorrent. You can listen online at www.hanselminutes.com.
If you need to integrate Microsoft BizTalk Server (BTS) 2004 with other applications and data sources, you're going to need some kind of adapter. BTS 2004 ships with a few, including the file adapter and the Web services adapter. Other adaptors, especially ones used to integrate BTS wi...
As all architects and developers know, the tenets of service-oriented architecture call for breaking large monolithic processes into more granular, purpose-specific blocks of functionality that solve specific needs, and exposing those as services. This is not really new thinking. Langu...
Overall adoption of .NET surpassed Java last year and we see it continue to grow (Forrester, 5/2004). ASP and ASP.NET are used by more Fortune 1000 Web sites than any other platform (port80. 5/2005). Microsoft platform is running the greatest number of mission-critical applications wit...
BizTalk Server is often positioned as a means to create a hub-and-spoke architecture. However, the popularity of the hub-and-spoke architecture, the traditional model for enterprise application integration (EAI), is declining. More and more architects and CIOs are targeting SOA (servic...
My Generation is a very flexible, powerful code generator and it's 100% free. MyGeneration executes templates to transform database meta-data or schemas into object-oriented architectures, stored procedures, XML, HTML, ASP.NET pages, and more. Templates can be written in VBScript, JScr...
One of the lesser known or least understood features of BizTalk Server 2004 is Human Workflow Services (HWS). This Web services-enabled platform provides most of the tools you need to build robust workflow solutions. One of the missing tools is a user interface that understands and can...
Imagine that you have built a large enterprise application after carrying out extensive requirement studies. Just before the delivery, the client informs you that some of the business rules need to be changed. What do you do? Modify the business objects? Change the stored procedures?