High Performance Learning Environment for BizTalk Part IVa – Developing Solutions

Posted: September 4, 2008  |  Categories: BizTalk Server 2006 R2 BizTalk Software Factory Uncategorized

A couple of weeks ago Jean-Paul Smit released BizTalk Software Factory V1.5. I myself want to start with next part of my High Performance Learning Environment for BizTalk i.e. development. This factory is useful if you want to start developing BizTalk solutions. In a previous post I already described the previous version of the BizTalk Software Factory. This version has improved a lot and there are features in them like unit tests. Besides developing your solutions testing is very important to eventually end up with a robust solution. I downloaded new BizTalk Server Factory and installed it on my virtual machine (I first had to uninstall the previous version). I then opened up VS2005 and started a new project; type BizTalk Software Factory Solution. I created a snk file and created a BizTalk Solution with all options. I noticed that a couple of solutions were generated and even unit tests.

I then found out biztunit and nunit were not properly installed or installed at all. So I had to fix that. This release of BizTalk Server Factory BizUnit 2.2 and nUnit 2.4.7 are needed, so I download and installed them. Note here that you have to clearly monitor your environment about versions of tooling sitting on your machine. Finally I build the complete solution with all the projects and it succeeded. Now of course the fun starts by developing a solution, deploy it and test it. In following posts I will go through the complete process.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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