Monday, September 26, 2011

Visual Studio 2010 - Add Config Transforms

When it comes to deploying applications to various environments such as test and production, we typically need different configuration settings. Those who prefer build/deployment scripts, often utilize their scripts to create configuration files for necessary environments. Visual Studio 2010 has a new feature only for Web Applications to create configurations for various environments.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What is a Message??

Today, I was recalling an event that took place some time ago. I was in a meeting with both technical and non-technical folks. We were discussing a project using Microsoft BizTalk server. Obviously, a lot of discussion surrounding data integration, work flows and XML data. Naturally, all the technical folks were using the term 'Messages' constantly. Suddenly, one of the non-technical person posed a set of questions... “what is a message?”, “it seems you guys are talking about data; so, why not say data?”, “why message?”

Monday, September 19, 2011

Adventure Continues...

When I decided to leave my previous employer Rising Medical Solutions back in June, many people thought that I was crazy. Why? Because I left without a source of income. After quitting my job, we traveled for couple of months. Very active and great time. After travelling to Cyprus, Bangladesh and England, we got back to the States in August. Soon after we came back to Chicago, we decided to make another change.... This time we decided to relocate to Massachusetts after living in Midwest for 21 years. Now we are in Massachusetts, temporary staying with family; but very soon we are moving to a rental place. My daughter has started a new school. Very soon the nomadic life is coming to an end. I still don't have a job; but starting to look with more intensity. Something will come up.