Technically, web services are part of the web role, but their use and development are so distinctly different than web forms that we'll look at these separately. The web services themselves can be written in any language supported by Azure, but utilizing the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) libraries in .NET greatly simplifies the development of web services. The simple storage services have their own REST API and client library developed, but if we want to add data into SQL Azure, we'll have to create our own web services.
In this article by Richard J. Dudley and Nathan A. Duchene, authors of Microsoft Azure: Enterprise Application Development, we'll:
- Gain an overview of WCF services
- Build the WCF service for the Jupiter Motors portal
We can use the Replication Alert Monitor (RAM) to monitor the state of our replication environment. The Replication Alert Monitor is a program, which comes bundled with the replication code which checks the status of various replication objects and reports on these.
In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will cover the following:
- Checking which monitors are active
- Changing or reinitializing a monitor
- Stopping a monitor
- Suspending or resuming a monitor
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL, aka WS-BPEL) has become the de facto standard for orchestrating services in SOA composite applications. BPEL reduces the gap between business requirements and applications and allows better alignment between business processes and underlying IT architecture.
In this article by Matjaz B. Juric, author of the book WS-BPEL 2.0 for SOA Composite Applications with IBM WebSphere 7, we will familiarize ourselves with some important activities offered by BPEL, particularly activity names, loops, delays, empty activities, and process termination. We will not discuss concrete use cases where these activities can be used, because they are well known to developers. Let us first look at loops.Read Advanced Activities in BPEL in full
In this article by Muneeb A. Siddiqui, author of Oracle EBS supply chain management R12, we will see how pricing engine works for Oracle E-Business Suite, how we can cater different scenarios of discounts and surcharges using Oracle Advanced Pricing, and how a price list for an item is created and how it effects the modules which are integrated and associated with Oracle Advanced Pricing. In this article, we will also see how qualifiers and modifiers are efficiently used to capture business scenarios as well as how to setup Oracle Advanced Pricing.Read An Overview of Oracle Advanced Pricing in full
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In this article by Victoria Yudin, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Implementation, we will go through the implementation planning phase and focus on the following topics:
- How many companies to set up in Dynamics GP
- Integration with other systems
- General Ledger account framework and account format
- Numbering schemes for master records
- Fiscal year and period setup