EDRA 1.1 is released. You can download it from http://www.southworks.net/edra/builds.aspx
From Hernan de Lahitte blog
This version has improvements in the following areas:
â— Tooling & Wizards
â— New & Enhanced Handlers
â— Better Configuration Support
â— Performance gains in specific areas
â— Bug fixing (as usually happens with upgrades)
The main new features that you will find are here:
â— Wizards. The following wizards are included:
â— Create New Solution. This wizard helps you create a new solution with the
EDAF code base.
â— Add Business Action. This wizard helps you add a business action to a project
in your EDAF solution.
â— Expose Service Action on a Transport. This wizard helps you expose the
business action on one of the available transports: InProc, Message Queuing,
Remoting, or Web service.
â— In-Proc Service Interface. Allows the pipeline and handlers to be executed in the
same process as the host environment.
â— TokenAuthentication handler. Used for custom authentication scenarios; allows
the first authentication to occur using a user name and password, and then the
handler issues a high-entropy token that can be used for authentication on
subsequent Web service requests.
â— DuplicateMessage handler. In addition to existing functionality, added a
configurable reject mode to the handler to allow duplicate messages to be rejected.
â— Additional runtime configuration validation. Moved logic from the external
configuration validation utility into the runtime so that as a configuration file is
modified, validation will automatically occur.
â— Configure exception shielding. Added a configurable mode so that exception
shielding can be enabled or disabled. Exception shielding is a helpful feature for
production environments where an exception should not provide the client with
internal information (such as a connection string). During development and
testing however, it is useful to see the exceptions that are raised.
â— Improve Performance. The following areas have been tuned to increase
â— SyntacticValidation handler by caching the XSD and compiling it after loading.
â— DCOM dispatching transport by creating a proxy pool.
â— WebService interface transport by optimizing stream handling.
â— Binary Application Template Solution. Can be used to demonstrate how the
EDAF could be deployed and used within a large organization after EDAF has
been customized to meet your requirements. The template references the binaries
instead of the EDRA source code projects. This makes the resulting Visual Studio
solution easier to develop with because the solution is easier to navigate and it
reduces compile time.
â— Visual Basic .NET Application Template Solution. Can be used as a starting
point for creating applications in Visual Basic .NET. The template still references
the EDRA frameworkâ€™s Visual C# .NET projects.
â— Visual Basic .NET Code Snippets included in the documentation. You can use
these snippets with the Visual Basic .NET Application Template Solution and
while you step through the Tutorial and the Developerâ€™s Guide.
â— WSE Support. Explains different ways of configuring the service interface with
Web Services Enhancements 2.0 for Microsoft .NET (WSE).