Bigger and Better and Second Plugfest!

As reported earlier, Sun particiapted in the second plugfest hosted by Microsoft. Harold, Vivek, Mike, Jiandong and myself (all from Sun) spent most of the week in Redmond testing interoperability between Sun's Project Tango technologies and Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation. There were other Sun participants engaged remotely as well.

Again as mentioned, we were bigger and performed much better than the last plugfest. We tested interoperability of implementations of WS-Addressing (both W3C CR Core and SOAP Binding and W3C Member Submission), MTOM, Reliable Messaging, Schema and WSDL, Web Services Security 1.0 and Metadata Exchange. The source code of these implementations will be available in Glassfish and binaries in the Java Web Services Developer Pack in the future.

Robert Scoble stopped by during lunch yesterday and talked to us about our visit. As always, our answer was "It's all about customers"!. I'll post a link to the video log whenever it's available. Kirill and Jorgen were the main host and a bunch of other Microsoft engineers were present to help debug the problems through out the day.

I think the social aspect of participating in the plugfest really helps us to resolve problems quicker at the engineering level, when working remotely. Check out the some pictures from our participation at the plugfest.

BTW, catching up on my blog entries, I found Yasser Shohoud from Microsoft posted a link to WCF architecture overview and it's a good read!

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