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Paul's Petrov Whiteboard [BizTalk, Enterprise Application Integration, Business Process Automation, SOA, .NET] April 2006 Entries
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 returns
Yes, it's still alive and rolling. This is a famous comet discovered in 1930 that broke apart on it's return in 1995. It keeps disintegrating and there are over 20 parts identified. The brightest ones are already visible in amateur instruments as they about 9th magnitude now. In the middle of May when it passes near Earth the comet may reach 4th magnitude which is in naked eye range given clear sky and away from city lights. Comet updates and finding charts can be found on NASA and at Sky and Telescope ......

Posted On Sunday, April 23, 2006 10:19 PM

Precompiling BizTalk Web Service Endpoint
In a recent MSDN webcast given by Richard Seroter somebody asked about how to avoid “first hit latency” caused by JIT compiling web service code which is deployed not compiled by default. In my post about web project deployment I wrote about precompiling BizTalk web services using aspnet_compiler that will cure this problem. I just wanted to highlight some details. First, the project can not be compiled in-place, otherwise files get overwritten. It's better to create separate folder for ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:34 PM

Why BizTalk Schema Publishing Is Not True Contract-First
In previous post describing features of BizTalk Web Services Publishing wizard I surfaced some thoughts suggesting that schema publishing option does not completely follow contract-first development principle. This post explains why I think so. In a nutshell, according to contract-first approach one is supposed to produce service contract before trying to implement the service’s guts. After contract is done it can be published so the service consumers can start developing against it. On the ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 6:07 PM

Red Young Joins Eric Burdon
I just learned that Red Young joined Eric Burdon (The Animals) on a world tour. Red is exceptional soul jazz musician and one of a kind Hammond B3 player. Last time I saw him in Dallas area doing Wednesday jazz nights in Django on the Parkway club in Addisson. Once I even had a chance to play entire set with him and the band over there. Well, it's good for him but Dallas music life will miss him for an entire year, sadly. Django has became really bright spot on DFW jazz scene thanks to Red & ......

Posted On Friday, April 7, 2006 8:43 AM

BizTalk and remote SQL on cloned machines - MS DTC issue
While configuring BizTalk with remote management database in pre-production environment I ran into some tricky problem. At Server Group configuration stage received following error: Failed to deploy BizTalk system assembly "D:\Program Files\BizTalk 2006\Microsoft.BizTalk.Glob... The transaction is in doubt. Cannot open database BizTalkMgmtDb on server btssql001.Verify that you have the required security permissions and that communication between Distributed Transaction Coordinator ......

Posted On Thursday, April 6, 2006 10:12 AM

New Jam Session
Darren & friends have started jamming again at new location on Sundays - Upscale Lounge restaurant in Renton Highlands. This place is really nice and has an excellent stage and good sound. A lot of fine musicians are coming and it's gonna be fun. The time is 7-10pm and here's directions. I'm coming this Sunday and bringing my axe too. Stop by and have a great jazzy-bluesy-funky time ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 5, 2006 6:06 AM

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