I give up (for now). I’ve installed the latest CTP bits on a Windows 2003 VPC and followed the instructions to get the QuickStarts GettingStarted example working. Building using MSBuild works although I get a copy error on the post build events (permission whores). I figured copying by hand should do the trick. I’ve created a virtual directory and hooked the ASP.NET v2.0.50110.0 runtime, and checked that the .svc extension maps to the correct aspnet_isapi.dll. As soon as I browse the service.svc I get a 404 error page. Even a simple test.aspx prompts the 404 error page. As soon as I tell the quickstarts virtual directory to rely on my good old ASP.NET v1.1 aspnet_isapi.dll the test.aspx page… well loads failing with a configuration error. All this tells me is that the v2 runtime is spoiling my Indigo fun.
I’ll probably start hacking code tomorrow to host the Indigo services outside of IIS.
Luckily Sam Gentile (and sorry for you Sam :D) is experiencing similar problems which relieves my pain a bit. Can anyone help me out on this?
I cried tears of joy seeing Indigo and IIS collaborate on serving my first service. Be sure to run through the following steps.
"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Indigo Preview\xws_reg.exe" –i
cscript "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Indigo Preview\InstallIndigo.js"
Although the atmosphere was great, the sessions where a bit disappointing... I hate sitting on the ground (or standing) due to the lack of seats!
I attended the Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) pre conference with a few of my colleagues. Marcel de View (InfoSupport) provided an impressive overview using a January build of VSTS.
Next session up was Choosing an application integration strategy (Anko Duizer) which was a summary of the first few chapters of Enterprise Integration Patterns mixed with a bit of Shared Database, MSMQ, Biztalk, Indigo, Remoting and WSE.
Next session in line was Indigo update (Gijs de Jong). Gijs did a wonderful job explaining some Indigo’s technical details, demoing and explaining what to expect from the Indigo programming model. Although I must say I was shocked to hear RTM hitting the street next year?
The session Enterprise Library - patterns & practices application blocks united (Matt Joe & Dennis Mulder Avanade) was well... about enterprise library and extensibility by example using a final build of ACA.NET 4.0. I started yesterday with the “good old” Caching Application Block since I wasn’t able to download the Enterprise Library. Enterprise Library and it’s buggy web registration process!
And since I’m currently working on a set of applications based on a SOA architecture I decided for ASP.NET Web Services 2.0 (Twice IT) by Alex Thissen. Alex won the example of the day award with his ASMX HalfLifeGameService.
Cool to get to know the faces behind most of the Dutch weblogs.