I’ve had the opportunity to spend the last week or so investigating a system integration challenge involving PowerBuilder and .NET communicating with web services hosted on a mainframe. It’s been an interesting experience that’s enabled me to dive deep into .NET and to learn a bit about where PowerBuilder is at and where it’s heading. My outtakes follow:
I’ve been ranting to some colleagues about a particularly useful table that showed the interactions between WCF’s InstanceContextMode and ConcurrencyMode behaviors. I referenced it in a conversation again today and decided that I needed to go hunt down the phantom table so that it haunted me no longer.
This is one of those seemingly trite blog entries – unless you’re actually trying to integrate System.Data.SQLite with NLog, in which case it’s invaluable. SQLite and NLog really are the perfect combination for lightweight logging. You avoid the sprawl of file-based logs over time, can execute SQL queries against your logs and have an absolutely minimal database footprint to deal with. If only you can get the configuration correct…
Three months after the PDC conference and I’m finally catching up on the reading materials I collected in LA. One of the books I picked up was a copy of the Patterns and Practices Group’s A Guide to Claims Based Identity and Access Control. It turns out that this book just RTM’ed and is now available online in PDF and HTML formats.