Month: January 2015

Integration Monday Launch Review

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Its been a hectic week and I have just gotten around to thinking about how well the first Integration Monday went last monday night.  In mid-late 2014 we had started running the UK Connected Systems User Group events online because we found that it was proving difficult to find a…

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Evolving Microsoft Integration

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I have been working on a presentation this week and it got me thinking about how the technologies we use as integration architects working with the Microsoft platform has changed over the last few years.  I wanted to share my thoughts just to see what people think and how their…

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BizTalk & IOC With Autofac

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A few weeks ago I wrote an article about using IoC with BizTalk and Castle Windsor.  A few of the guys who I trust know their stuff really well told me that they were using Autofac which is another of the many IoC frameworks out there and recommended that it…

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My 2014

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This year has been a roller coaster.  Wow just thinking back through all of the stuff that has happened, we went from all of the troubles at the start of the year around AJ’s health and the open heart surgery in April and things are still on going but have…

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BizTalk Generic IoC Pipeline Component

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Have you ever wondered if you could dynamically change the behaviour of a pipeline in BizTalk at runtime without redeploying anything? With some constraints this is something that you can kind of do if you are looking at the IoC & Castle Windsor stuff I have been blogging about recently….

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Extensions for BizTalk with Castle Windsor

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How many times have you written a really nice reusable component for BizTalk and then after you have used it quite a lot a new requirement comes up and suddenly your nice reusable component suddenly has some completely scenario specific logic you need to implement.  It happens a lot! The…

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BizTalk & IOC with Castle Windsor

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In BizTalk development we all know that there is a reasonable amount of .net coding which goes into most solutions.  This may be in the form of custom BizTalk widgets such as custom pipeline components or helper classes to contain some logic you might call from a map, orchestration or…

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