Thursday, August 24, 2006

Software As a Service (SaaS) Architect Guidance

Software As a Service or in other words (SaaS) architecture guidance site on msdn has been published. You can visit it by clicking here

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Creation of Enterprise Architecture Group (EAG) in Kalsoft

A very good initiative is taken by the management of my company to create a separate department for the architects; I think this will make Kalsoft the first and only software house in Pakistan to have such a department. I was asked to join this department as Lead Architect and I accepted this offer gladly. I hope that this department proves a very important change in Kalsoft and bring more quality to the organization

Friday, August 11, 2006

Increase in C# book sale

I saw an article on oreilly site and was pleased by the trends it showed

"A few high-level observations:
C# book sales continues to gain on Java, with a 49% unit sales increase compared to Java's 10% decrease.
Ruby continues its momentum, and is the fastest-growing programming language in terms of book sales.
Microsoft's new release of SQL Server has continued to drive significant book sales, with that market up 86%. ASP.Net is also on a roll, with book sales up 61%."

For complete article click here

Thursday, August 03, 2006

WCF Adapter to ship with R2

Here are some of the supported use cases for the WCF adapters:

Exposing BizTalk orchestrations as a WCF web service
Exposing BizTalk Content Based Routing applications as a WCF web service
Consuming a WCF service from BizTalk orchestrations
Consuming a WCF service from Content Based Routing applications
Transactional message receive
Transactional message send
Using WS-* headers for routing and message processing
Using custom headers for routing and message processing
Using custom binding elements
Using custom bindings
Using BizTalk dynamic send ports
Using BizTalk as SOAP intermediary

The WCF adapters will support the following WCF transports:

Named Pipes