Rob Fox MSFT DVLPR & GYM RAT

Deliberately slow down BizTalk by using throttling 0

Deliberately slow down BizTalk by using throttling

BizTalk by itself is not the fastest message broker there is. It relies heavily on SQL Server instead of in-memory queues. BizTalk isn’t slow, far from it, but there are other  systems, like Mule or WSO2, that will process messages even faster. You will loose some control, but that’s the trade-of you make if you need to process messages the fastest way possible. But speed isn’t everything, especially since you rely on the capabilities of...

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Fatloss & maintaining muscle part 3: Weight training back & triceps

This article is part a bigger post: My bodybuilding routine: Fatloss & maintaining muscle. Today part #3: Weight training back & triceps. My back was one of my weaker parts and it still isn’t my strongest bodypart. Partly because I have probably neglected it too long in the beginning and partly because it’s probably never going to be my strongest. I train my triceps when I do my back. A lot...

Shorten the BizTalk HL7 MLLP adapter timeout of 3 seconds (MLLPFlushTimeOut) 0

Shorten the BizTalk HL7 MLLP adapter timeout of 3 seconds (MLLPFlushTimeOut)

Last week I had a problem at a client with the MLLP adapter. All messages sent through an ordered delivery MLLP Send Port were showing delays of about 3 seconds. We kept looking at the wrong places. Since the throughput of the server quadrupled after a merger, we were to focussed on performance problems, but it turned out to be a registry setting. Determined since the messages were sent to systems...

BizTalk and Oracle EBS User Defined Types (UDTs) – Only one .Net assembly allowed 0

BizTalk and Oracle EBS User Defined Types (UDTs) – Only one .Net assembly allowed

When you are generating Oracle EBS User Defined Types (UDT) using the generation wizard in Visual Studio, you may encounter the following error: A message sent to adapter “WCF-Custom” on send port “SP.Oracle” with URI “oracledb://ORACLE” is suspended. Error details: System.InvalidOperationException: Custom type mapping for ‘dataSource=’ORACLE’ schemaName=’SCHEMA’ typeName=’SCHEMATYPE” is not specified or is invalid. Good chance that you are generating several libraries (dll) for your user assemblies (userAssembliesLoadPath), instead of just one....

Open source middleware: is Mule ESB the Next Big Thing? 14

Open source middleware: is Mule ESB the Next Big Thing?

Some of you may or may not know that I have been busy with a Mule ESB implementation last year. Partly because I had some time in which I could help a client and partly because it never hurts to dive into a new technology and see for yourself what it’s like. It never hurts to know what else is on the market, especially in open-source-land. Getting lost in an open source...

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Building a body: A world of ups and downs

I have my ups and downs, as does everybody. I always have an 8-10 week period I can go as hell at the gym with insane progress and then I have a period – probably of the same length – when I am just going to the gym to workout. My so called “maintenance mode”. I go to the gym and train less hard, don’t stick to a food regime and of course mainly gain...

Mule ESB: Could not register server: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection? 0

Mule ESB: Could not register server: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection?

Another error I’ve encountered every time I try to register a server in Mule, using Tomcat. Mule ESB: Could not register server: Unrecognized SSL message, plaintext connection? This is an easy one. There’s no secure connection, so just stick to HTTP instead of HTTPS.

Mule ESB: Could not register server: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException 0

Mule ESB: Could not register server: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException

This error can also be found in Mule’s own documentation. But I am just writing this up for myself, because I ran into the error several times already. Could not register server: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target Delete or rename the truststore.jks file. Located in your Mule installation folder, e.g. C:Program FilesMule.mule.agent Restart the Mule service Go into MMC and retry to register the...

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Fatloss & maintaining muscle part 2: Weight training chest & biceps

This article is part a bigger post: My bodybuilding routine: Fatloss & maintaining muscle. Today part #2: Weight training chest & biceps. I can only but guess that these are the two most popular muscle groups when it comes to men. Chest and biceps. Mainly because the muscle groups are easy to train, but also just because. Because it’s the muscle groups everybody seems to find most important. Every muscle group...

Core exercises 1

Fatloss & maintaining muscle part 1: Core basics

This article is part of my previous post: My bodybuilding routine: Fatloss & maintaining muscle. Today part #1: Core exercise. I tend to start off most training sessions with some core exercises. Core exercises are a great way to strengthen (1) your lower back and (2) abdominal area. It prevents me from doing extra ab exercise as well, since I can hit them during this workout. The reason why I start off with...