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  • Hi Folks,

    I have been looking through the docs, but can't find a definite answer.  Does the Connected Service Framework benefit in any way from the fact that the services it consumes are well-enabled.

    Is the Microsoft WES Template an example / recommendation of something that is a "good" webservice, or is it more than that?

    Thanks for your help
    All the best,
    Ash
    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 4:45 PM

Answers

  • Ash,

    It is not mandated that all services should be WES, but it does help in a system of collaborating services to share standard interfaces so that new services can be plugged in easily.

    The benefit comes from the fact that all leaf services expose similar (if not identical) interfaces. It makes it easy to disccover and cosume them, meter their usage and determine their health.

    Thanks,

    Raymond

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 9:08 PM

All replies

  • Ash,

    It is not mandated that all services should be WES, but it does help in a system of collaborating services to share standard interfaces so that new services can be plugged in easily.

    The benefit comes from the fact that all leaf services expose similar (if not identical) interfaces. It makes it easy to disccover and cosume them, meter their usage and determine their health.

    Thanks,

    Raymond

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 9:08 PM
  • Hi Raymond,
     
    Ah ok, so its an attempt to define some structure into the leaf services, but its more of a convention rather than something that is used by the framework itself (All the well-formed bits are sensible IMO by the way)?
     
    Thanks!
    Ash
    Friday, November 3, 2006 8:18 AM
  • Correct. It is a set of guidelines CSF encourages services to follow, and we provide the WES Toolkit to make it easier to build services following those guidelines. 

    Thanks,

    Raymond

    Friday, November 3, 2006 6:26 PM