# Friday, 02 October 2009

I just got back from speaking at Software Architect 2009. I had a great time at the conference and thanks to everyone who attended my sessions. As promised the slides and demos are now available on the Rock Solid Knowledge website and you can get them from the Conferences page.

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I had a lucky coincidence while speaking at Software Architect 2009. Four hours before I gave a talk on Contract First Design with WCF the WSCF Blue guys released version 1.0 of their tool. Contract first design is the most robust way to build services that potentially have to exist in a heterogeneous environment – it essentially means you start from the WSDL which means everyone can consume the service as no implementation details leak on to the wire. The major stumbling block in the WCF world has been there is no tool that can take a WSDL document and generate the skeleton of a service that implements the defined contract. Finally we have a released tool that does this very thing in the shape of WSCF Blue. In fact it can go further than that because writing WSDL by hand is too much like heavy lifting for many people – so WSCF Blue can also take one or more schema and runs a wizard to build a WSDL document that creates a contract based on the messages in the schema documents.

WSCF Blue solves a problem that has been there since WCF 3.0 and the great thing is that its free – being release on codeplex

Enjoy!

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# Thursday, 01 October 2009

I used to be a C# MVP a couple of years ago. When I took on the role of CTO of DevelopMentor I found I had a far smaller amount of time to devote to community based activity and so I lost my MVP status. I stepped down as DevelopMentor’s CTO back in January and as a result suddenly found I had time again and so can often be found hanging out at the MSDN WCF forum, speaking at conferences, etc. Consequently I have just heard that I’ve been awarded MVP status for Connected Systems :-) - nice to be back in the fold

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