Building a better mouse-trap – Improving the creation of XML Message Requests using Reflection, XML & XSLT

Introduction The way I previously created messages to send to the GovTalk service I used the XMLDocument to create the request. While this worked it left a number of problems; not least that for every message a special function would need to created. This is OK for the short term but the biggest cost in […]

Bad language which would make your Granny’s toes curl

The most expensive part of an application is not in the writing, it is in the maintenance in the years after. New Item templates in .Net 4.0 make writing multi-tier applications with a secure database backend really easy – but Azure does not yet support .Net 4.0.