Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Earlier this month, I mentioned the MassTransit project, an open-source .NET Enterprise Service Bus implementation, a topic sure to break the ice at a many a party.

We've been getting stuck into MassTransit at work for a major project, and had all sorts of problems along the way, mainly due to the youth of the project and the general lack of documentation. Where there were code samples, sometimes the code just plain didn't work.

Blog postings need images, apparently; so here's one that's distantly related to the topic under discussion - it's a restaurant tram in MelbourneThe two main developers, Dru and Chris, have been a fountain of knowledge and general helpfulness, responding quickly to my sometimes continuous barrage of questions, not helped of course by our being on opposite sides of the planet. I've been able to chip in with the occasional patch, nothing to fancy at this stage, but at least enough for me to feel like it's not a completely one-way street.

Anyway, congratulations to MassTransit for shipping their v0.6 release candidate. I've been running it for a few days now, although without using some of the cooler pieces of new technology, such as the saga state machines. Hopefully with their help, I'll be able to get our project back on track and heading in the right direction.

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