Web Services and Null Values – Part III

As mentioned in Web Services and Null Values – Part I-II one should not return a Java wrapper type, e.g. Boolean, from a Web Service as this type is modeled as xsd:boolean in the WSDL file.
If the service returns a null value for an xsd:boolean the caller might get in throuble.
In .NET it’s not a problem . . . → Read More: Web Services and Null Values – Part III

Web Services and Null Values – Part II

If you need to transfer an parameter in a Web Service message for which null is a legal value always use a custom complex type.

Assume you have the following Web Service method:

public bool isCompany()
{
    return true;
}

If the requested information is not known it might be good idea to use Boolean instead of the native type boolean . . . → Read More: Web Services and Null Values – Part II

Who Is Blocking Your Ports?

Do you want to know which applications block the ports on your Windows machine?
The tool FPort tells you. It’s very handy and . . . → Read More: Who Is Blocking Your Ports?

Interoperable Web Services and Null Values

The meaning of a null is “value not set”. Apparently it is a difference whether you say the credit limit is zero or not set. Therefore sometimes it is necessary to convey null values over Web Services.
Luckily Web Services provide the means to express null values.
Assume the following Web Service method:

public String getName()
{
    return null;
}

The reponse in . . . → Read More: Interoperable Web Services and Null Values

Interoperable Web Services and Null Values

The meaning of a null is “value not set”. Apparently it is a difference whether you say the credit limit is zero or not set. Therefore sometimes it is necessary to convey null values over Web Services.
Luckily Web Services provide the means to express null values.
Assume the following Web Service method:

public String getName()
{
    return null;
}

The reponse in . . . → Read More: Interoperable Web Services and Null Values

Which one is the most popular programming language?

The TIOBE Programming Community Index gives an indication of the popularity of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are based on the world-wide availability of skilled engineers, courses and third . . . → Read More: Which one is the most popular programming language?