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Paul's Petrov Whiteboard [BizTalk, Enterprise Application Integration, Business Process Automation, SOA, .NET] January 2008 Entries
Our Airports
Fellow pilot and talented IT professional, David Megginson, put out neat web site that allows to leave comments about airports visited (as pilot or passenger), and share personal maps. I added those where I landed as a pilot from the logbook and it shows how I definitely need some real "cross country" trips :) ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 11:30 PM

Generic BizTalk Patterns: Message Broker with Dynamic Transformation
This time we'll combine loosely-typed BizTalk messaging concept with dynamic mapping to create generic transformation orchestration. Then we'll add it to the message broker created in the first article to make it even more powerful. Quite often message dispatching task must be combined with some content adaptation: data mapping, filtering, calculation, etc. Generally, maps are used in BizTalk to achieve that. Since maps are based on source and destination schemas we need to find a way to abstract ......

Posted On Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:25 PM

Generic BizTalk Patterns: Message Broker
Although current BizTalk release does not support .NET generics it does support concept of genericity at the message level. It is possible, of course, through "untyped" messages or messages that don't have specific type attached to their context. Such messages are represented as System.Xml.XmlDocument type in orchestrations. To read more on message typing aspect of BizTalk please refer to this excellent post by Charles Young. I'd like show practical examples of applying generic programming to typical ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:13 AM

Year of Flying
Happy New Year! It's good time to summarize flying experience as year past since getting pilot certificate. So, here's some dry statistics: Hours total 105.7 Night 10.3 Cross country 28.1 Actual Instrument 0.1 Simulated Instrument 11.8 Day landings 270 Night landings 39 Instrument approaches 5 Airplanes I've flown: Cessna C152, Cessna C172M, Cessna C172SP, Cessna C177RG, Piper PA28-161, Piper PA28-181, Evektor Sportstar, Vans RV-7A, Wheeler Express. Airports I landed at: PAE (Everett, WA), AWO (Arlington, ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 1, 2008 11:16 PM

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