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We all know that the .NET platform offers a great set of tools for building robust Web applications. There are times, however, when as .NET developers we need to understand how we can integrate the great features of .NET with other platforms and technologies. We often find our clients using both .NET and J2EE technologies successfully in their architectures. I faced a situation such as this recently and I would like to share some of my experiences with you in this two-part article. Part 1 will discuss interoperability between ASP.NET and BEA WebLogic 8.1, and how to use XML Schemas to transfer data between the platforms. Part 2 will discuss how to properly process SOAP Exceptions, the uploading and viewing of binary data, and how we handled page navigation and application workflow. The source code for this article can be found at http://sys-con.com/weblogic/sourcec.c... (more)

Integrating an ASP.NET Application with J2EE PART 2

In Part 1 of this two-part article I discussed interoperability between .NET and Weblogic 8.1 and issues that arise when transferring data between Web serivces. In Part 2 I will cover some advanced issues: SOAP exception handling, uploading binary information via Web services, and application navigation and workflow. SOAP Exception Handling In non-Web Services environments, we're used to building a hierarchy of exceptions and throwing the appropriate exception to indicate the correct feedback to the client. For example, we can define an application exception called "UserNotLogge... (more)