Was reading through my blogroll this morning and came across some interesting posts. I’ve been working on a couple of pipeline components to extend BAM in BizTalk 2004 to cover pipelines for end-to-end monitoring. Anyway, the interesting tidbits were the following:
- Pipeline Component Wizard – Martijn Hoogendoorn has put together a wizard which will give you a head start when developing pipeline components, but generating all the required interfaces for you etc. I must try it out the next time I put together a pipeline component.
- Per Instance Configuration for Custom Pipeline Component – Gilles Zunino describes an alternative to to storing properties by implementing IPersistPropertyBag. To tell you the truth, this was the method I was using and Gilles’ method is much more elegant as it allows you to use the same pipeline with different configuration parameters. Gilles had also? written a great posting on how to test and debug BizTalk pipeline components.
Lots to read and play with !!