Ben Runchey’s Integration Dev Blog

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What I Learned Yesterday 11

  • Google and their “exodus” – Found an article on earlier today about “What’s next for Google?”.  Much of the article focused on why many of the most talented people are moving on from Google.  I don’t think that those writing these articles are always in touch with what makes many technical people tick.  Working for Google was probably something that allowed many of these engineers to work on advanced projects, learning new things from people they may not otherwise have run into.  The one down side to this for these engineers is that they are working FOR other people who are making the decisions.  Many of the best engineers would ultimately like to have some sucess on their OWN terms.  This in my opinion is why many of the best people are most likely moving on to start their own thing, or have more say in what goes on.
  • Blogical sFTP adapter for BizTalk – Found a really great sFTP adapter on Codeplex.  While I still love the adapters from /n Software, if you are only going to be using the sFTP adapter, it is kind of expensive to pay the 2500/proc to buy it.  Not to mention the guys that wrote it are very quick to respond to emails (thanks Mikael!).
  • Sql Server Integration Services – I am having to work with this quite a bit these days.  I like it but there are a few things I wish it had
    • The support for Checkpoints is nice, but I wish it were improved to support multiple checkpoints within one package.  I have to basically use a custom built state machine to make this happen for myself right now.
    • Ability to have some common scripts.  I would like to have to only write common code once and share it between all of my script tasks.  I realize that I can use a .NET component to do this, but for small blocks of code I would like to be able to use a module of some sort.

May 14, 2008 - Posted by | BizTalk, SSIS, What I Learned Yesterday

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