Scott Hanselman

Windows Server 2003/Visual Studio 2003 Launch

April 24, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET | XML | Tools
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Just got back from the Windows Server 2003/Visual Studio 2003 Launch in Seattle.  Had a freakin' blast.  Great crowd, looked like 2000 people or so. 

Here's the Web Services Enhancements PowerPoint Deck and Code Samples for my WSE Presentation at today's event.  I'll be at the Portland Launch Event on Tues, so stop by!

Some nice folks commented on my sometimes unorthodox Presentation style...take a look at my Tips for Giving a Good [Microsoft] Presentation.  I hope that more people start using tips like "devenv /fs 14" (devenv /fs 8 to revert) and Zoomin.  Of course, a few folks suggested I not quit my day job.  So much for my burgeoning stand-up comedy career. :)

Also, here's my growing list of useful Web Services tools:

The Tools I used in the Presentation

And be sure to get Yasser Shohoud's great book Real World XML Web Services 

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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How to run ASP.NET 1.0 and 1.1 on the same box

April 23, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET
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Old news I'm sure, but here's a great FAQ on how to simultaneously run ASP.NET 1.0 and 1.1 on the same box (using Windows .NET Framework 1.0 and Windows .NET Framework 1.1 on various IIS "Applications"). Useful stuff, and very easy.

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NEW: Doculabs Web Services Benchmark is out

April 22, '03 Comments [1] Posted in Web Services
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This just in.  Today the Doculabs "@Bench" Web Services Benchmark came out.  Here's a snippet from the Table of Contents to give you an idea of the scenarios they tried:

Summary Results: Application Server X on Windows 2000 and Oracle9i
Summary Results: Application Server Y on Windows 2000 and Oracle9i
Summary Results: JBoss on Red Hat Linux 8.0 and Oracle9i

Summary Results: .NET 1.1 on Windows 2000 and Oracle9i
Summary Results: .NET 1.1 on Windows 2003 and Oracle9i

Summary Results: .NET 1.1 on Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2000

The results you ask?  Let's just summarize by saying:

  • Windows and the .NET Framework is the Best Platform for Web Services
  • JBoss on Linux was the fastest Java system (!)
  • Web Services on J2EE offers inconsistant performance
  • Oracle on Windows 2003 Server is a very viable option
  • Windows 2003 Server and Oracle offered a 37% increase in throughput compared to Windows 2000 and Oracle
  • Windows 2003 Server and SQL2k offered roughtly an 38% increase in throughput compared to Windows 2003 and Oracle

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WSDL and Deem's Dime Dogfood :)

April 21, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services | XML
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I'm presenting on WSE (Web Services Enhancements) at the Visual Studio/Windows Server 2003 launch in Seattle on Thursday, and while going through an internal Rough Draft my CTO Chris Brooks, brought up the question, but where does WSDL define DIME.  My short answer was, "Hell if I know, it's out of band" and Chris said "that's not good enough."  So, a little poking around led us to Mike Deem's DIME WSDL Extension roughspec/RFC.  What's going on in this space?  There's a cacophony of WS-KitchenSink specs out there with all their glorious interrelationships, and WSDL a tricky touch point.  I know some folks have strong opinions about WSDL, but regardless, WSDL clearly, as XML is wont to do, can be twisted and turned to fit, but should it be? And until then should I just chalk DIME up as out-of-band literally and contractually?  Or do I eat Deem's Dogfood?

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Glucagon-like peptide 1 (1-37) converts intestinal epithelial cells into insulin-producing cells.

April 21, '03 Comments [2] Posted in Diabetes
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Diabetes WebLog: Just wanted to let everyone know about a brand-new research result from a Japanese group, headed by Atsushi Suzuki: they have found that a fragment of proglucagon, the substance which breaks down to produce the anti-insulin hormone glucagon (which some of us use for hypos) will convert  gastric lining cells to insulin-producing beta-cells.   A really surprising and promising result......we all have an endless supply of gastric lining cells......but a very early step. - From my friend Malcolm

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