Monday, July 12, 2004

One-Way Web Methods 

I made quite a cool little discovery the other day with OneWay web methods in ASP.NET. When I hooked the web service up to my orchestration, I discovered that BizTalk had actually taken the OneWay interaction style into account and only offered a request message type, rather than both a request and response message type.

Many people probably know this already, but I found this to be really cool! How many times have I hooked up a web service with an orchestration and ignored the response because the method does not return any value?! More times than I care to remember...

About the Author

You may be wondering who I am (or may not!), but I've been in the industry 16+ years working on a variety of systems from IBM mainframes as a CICS systems programmer, to developing on Unix and Windows based systems. At the moment, I'm currently working for a Microsoft Gold Partner in the UK called Solidsoft who specialise in systems integration using BizTalk Server. My position is generally dictated by what I'm doing, but normally as a solutions architect/consultant helping clients with their integration projects involving, yes you guessed it: BizTalk Server.

Disclaimer: all the views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Solidsoft Ltd or indeed any other company.