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Integration via Email Is a Feature of Last Resort

Email is probably the single thing that you pretty much guarantee every company is capable of. That doesn’t mean that it’s a good thing to do integration with; the way that various mail clients can / will munge the data is quite extraordinary. It’s a given that at some point you will have received an email that has an attachment called winmail.dat or emails that inexplicably have an empty body, and an attachment called ATT00001.htm that actually contains the email. That l...

Channels That Aren't Always Operational

I haven’t posted for a while, I can see that my last post was in June; the summer holidays must have been quite exciting (or frenetic); can’t remember now. Anyway, this post is about something that isn’t really used in the adapter; which is TriggeredChannel. It is a channel where the workflows are only started when an external event occurs; hence the name. Once the trigger is received; workflows are started, the channel waits for the workflows to do their thing, and then ...

Web Proxies; or Won't Someone Think of the Children!

I have a daughter; in the near future she’s going to start browsing and terrorizing the web at large. One of the things that’s been at the back of my mind is how I’m going to handle that. I don’t subscribe to the notion of ISP level filtering; not because I think it’s a bad idea (it might not be a bad idea, but it’s sure to be implemented terribly), but because I don’t think that I should abrogate my parental responsibilities in that fashion. The o...

Signing Windows Installers on Linux

One of the things that’s happened with Windows 8/2012 is that you need to sign your installers or a big fat warning will present itself to the user when they click on it. I’m not exactly sure how having a signed installer protects the user as certifying authorities will sign any old certificate. Anyhow, with the release of 2.9.0 the installer supported Windows 8/2012 without having to run it in compatibility mode; but the warning still presents itself to the user on startup. Wi...
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