Simon Fell > Its just code
Wrapping up a number of changes, fixes & improvements resulting from the WSDL Interop meeting last week, there's a new beta of PocketSOAP 1.3, and an alpha version of the new WSDL wizard tools. The WSDL tools will generate you a complete VB6 based project, from a WSDL service description, it supports both rpc/encoded and document/literal based services, and will generate classes and serializer for complexType defined in the WSDL/XSD.
Paul Fletcher: "FYI, the Yahoo Groups outage was caused by the RAID on the main Oracle database blowing up. The hot standby has been offline because of a bad CPU, so the database had to be rebuilt. Which takes time with 40+ million users." [Scripting News] Doh!, not a very hot standby then. This reminds me of a project I worked on back in my process control days, there was a controller system, with a hot standby processor, everything worked fine until the code in one got out of sync with the other, at which point if there was a failure, it wouldn't switch over because it decided it wasn't safe, as the code didn't match (not entirely unreasonable) however what was entirely unreasonable, is that it wouldn't flag this situation as soon as it happens, it only flags it if it tries to fail over. I leant back then, that if you have reduant systems, recovery plans, etc, you have to test them, on an ongoing basis. This gets you into the interesting land of how to simulate failures.