The ramblings of a disgruntled geek!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My own GetWsdl tool

I finally figured it out. It was there right in front of my eyes. I stumbled upon it so many times, but I always missed it.

I have been doing web service development for quite some time now. These services are part of pretty complex systems that require a long time to deploy. Imagine, every time there was a build number change and I wanted to modify one of the services. I wrote the code, built it, deployed the services (this step was the longest and most painful), got the wsdl, generated the proxy and updated and built again. The reason it required full redeployment on build number changes is that the assemblies are bound by strong names. It was one heck of a time consuming job. All this work, just to update the proxy; WSDL generation required a live service. :)

Though I still have to do this to verify that the code that I wrote actually works, proxy generation is not that much of a hassle, especially when I am writing code that I know works already and there is minimal need to try it out.

This time has been drastically reduced. Thanks to System.Web.Services.Description.


The GetWsdl tool is here. I will publish it soon. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I haven’t updated my blog for ages. This is a just a refresh post :)



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