Kirby T

Monday, April 01, 2002  

Lately I have been looking at all things web services and UDDI. I attended the Web Service DevCon in Portland, OR, which totally rocked! Chris Sells and Tim Ewald did an outstanding job bringing together some of the best minds in the industry for this 2-day conference. And today I looked at Microsoft UDDI Services.

Microsoft UDDI Services appears to be nothing more than an ASP.NET application built on top of a SQL Server database, so I am at a loss as to why Microsoft requires Windows .Net Server to run UDDI Services. I suspect it has something to do with a marketing decision.

Negativity aside, Microsoft has done a nice implementation with UDDI Services. The web interface is nice, maybe even a bit better than Microsoft own public UDDI node web site. And the SOAP interface to the UDDI registry worked in all my test. I have a console app written in C# that uses Microsoft UDDI SDK for .NET. I have been using the console app to test the UDDI SDK against Microsoft and IBM's public test UDDI nodes. Today I ran the app against a locally installed instance of UDDI Services and the program ran without a problem. This is what I expected to see, but rarely do with other software packages. Nice job Microsoft.

posted by Kirby Turner | 2:44 PM

It's a sad day. I finally stored my snowboard gear away.<sigh> At least I had an incredible season with 35 days riding the slopes. WASTED was great and hopefully I will get around to posting all the photos online. I have collected some 270 photos from the various people who attended WASTED. The rest of the season included trips with Melanie to Killington, Vermont. And we ended the season together with one last wonderful weekend in Whistler. It was very hard to leave. But I guess there is always next year.

posted by Kirby Turner | 8:08 AM

Sunday, March 31, 2002  

Finally! My blog is working.

Following the lead of great minds such as John Lam, Simon Fell, and Mike "call me Mick" Jones, I have decided to change to my own personal web log. Years ago I had high hopes of becoming an online community for Windows developers but it never happened. And as a result, it has been years since was updated.

So if you are interested in what I have to say, stories of my travels, and more, stay tuned to the all new PS: the old programmer's hideout is still available from the links section on the right.

posted by Kirby Turner | 4:40 PM
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