NServiceBus, not my love affair

Posted: 2015-02-25 in .Net

I’ve been using NServiceBus for more than 3 years now.

In principle, NServiceBus is excellent. Saga’s are a huge time saver, as is guaranteed delivery and the piece of mind they provide.
My irk with NServiceBus is that it is simply more trouble than worth.

Random Reasons:

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The future of HTML is bleak.

Is the replacement already here? Well maybe, just bare with me for a while.

Basically instead of sending html code, send back the picture. Sound familiar that’s cause it is. It is basically just Remote Desktop but only for applications with internet optimized features (like streams).

Whats needed:
Almost identical to the current Remote Desktop idea so reuse what can be.
Support of direct streams. One obvious streams are direct video/sound, file download/uploading.
Clients to support the view plugin (there is already a skew of remote desktop apps)
Server to efficiently compress streams and images.
Server should be able to function with application, video level could pick up the intercepts, same as remote desktop.


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Right this tripped me up for a while so I thought I’d shed a bit of light to try help out.

There are three things you need to know to get your HDMI working.

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So I spend a lot of time with NServicebus and one thing I have come to recognise is that it is a configuration nightmare. Actually truth be told I no longer like dealing with NServicebus simply because during each month that passes I need to learn another way to configure something that was already configured.

Case and point.
Start NServiceBus and greated with
”  Additional information: NServiceBus performance counter for Critical Time is not set up correctly. “

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Content:hello world


This has been buggin me for ages. In Windows Xp you could search for a text string in files within a directory. 

aka if we have a text file “myTe.txt” and in that we have a string “hello world” then searching in windows 7 for hello world will return no results, in xp it would return  “myTe.txt”

In Windows 7 to do this you need the keyword “Content:” so 

Content:hello world

will return “myTe.txt”

Unfortunately EnsureSuccessStatusCode is abit of a let down when it comes to Json rest. Most time Json query will have a descripton in the content on what actually went wrong. The easiest way wround this is to mimic the call and append on the result content with something like below: Read the rest of this entry »

I recently worked on a high profile site. One requirement was clear any failed issues leads us to legally liable. In many cases for large sums of money.

So to cover our butts we logged the entire incoming and outgoing SOAP messages.

Storage is cheap, law suits are not and an additional 0.050ms is easy to justify, especially as this enabled us code replay for problematic request.

So lets get started:

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