A new white paper, "Adapters: A Developer's Guide" is now available on GotDotNET

A new white paper, "Adapters: A Developer's Guide" is now available on GotDotNET at http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/wsservers/bts2004/BTS2004AdapterDevGuide.zip.

Written by Kevin Smith, Principal Consultant for MCS in the UK and former developer for the BizTalk Server product team, this paper aims to:
"...describe the best practices for developers to build scalable and reliable adapters for BizTalk Server 2004. Additionally, this document details various aspects of the BizTalk Server internals that are pertinent to adapter development. While knowledge of the BizTalk Server internals is not required in order to develop an adapter, it is useful to understand how to fully use the engine and leverage it to its full potential. This document focuses on the Adapter Framework run-time API’s used to develop transport Adapters for the Messaging Engine. It is not the intention of this document to detail the Adapter Framework design-time since the product documentation and the SDK provides sufficient information to develop the design time component including UI localization…"