Insurance Value Chain Software Factory for
Implementing ACORD XML Web Services on the
Microsoft .NET Platform
The first delivery of this class was so
successful that we've scheduled another
March 26, 2010
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Taught by David S. Platt, M.E.
President, Rolling Thunder Computing Inc
Instructor in Computer Science, Harvard
University Extension School
Author of Introducing Microsoft .NET
from Microsoft Press, and Why Software Sucks
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Implementing web services that produce and
consume ACORD XML has always been tricky. This training class teaches you how
the latest releases from Microsoft can make the job easier. Windows
Communication Foundation (WCF) contains enhanced functionality that previous
communication layers did not. And Microsoft's new
Insurance Value Chain Software Factory for ACORD Standards (IVCSF-AS) , a set of classes,
documentation, and tools that simplifies the use of WCF.
Your instructor is the world famous David S.
Platt, author of many books on web services and other aspects of programming. He
has worked with and taught classes on ACORD standards since the first OLE for Life
Insurance standard in 1995. He teaches software development at Harvard University
and at companies all over the world. He successfully developed the first
Microsoft platform SOAP With Attachments message formatter to be certified by
ACORD. Microsoft named him a Software Legend in 2002.
This training class is intended for
developers, architects, and managers who will be working on exchanging ACORD XML
data through WCF web services.
Customize! There are many
ways of implementing ACORD, and this class might not match your needs. Maybe
you're using .asmx instead of WCF, maybe you need help with other items. Call
me. I'll be happy to structure one that fits your development plans, taught at
your company, on your schedule.
ACORD XML standards for web
Introduction to Microsoft IVC ASF
Examination of contents of
Microsoft IVC ASF.
Interfaces and Contracts IVC ASF
Building and running sample application.
WCF Data Contracts in
of classes from the ACORD XML schema.
Examination of classes that serialize to ACORD XML.
Removal of unneeded items from the schema
using tools written by your instructor.
Specification of namespaces.
arrays and collections.
Handling of code lists.
Client-side proxy considerations
when using ACORD XML web services
Usage of utility classes and extensions from IVC ASF, such as
Additional client-side tools written by the instructor, such as
the type code combo box.
The class will be taught via Microsoft Live
Meeting or other remote conferencing software. Information
about your hardware and software setup is at
this link. I'll share my desktop, so you can see what I'm
working on at any time. I'll send you the sample code so you can
browse through it at your own pace during the class, and the course
notes too. We've run remote classes before, and most people liked
the results. While it wasn't quite the same as being there in
person, a live instructor was much more effective than any recording
or self-study. And everyone liked not having to travel.
familiarity with the .NET Framework and Visual Studio are required. Class is
taught in C#, but Visual Basic users are welcome.
Time: Class runs 10:00 AM -
6:00 PM, US Eastern Time
495 per person if registered before 1700 ET on January 1, 2009, US$ 595/person
thereafter. Payment required via credit card or PayPal during online
GUARANTEED! We stand firmly behind our training class and the
knowledge we're confident you'll gain from attending. You must be completely
satisfied with the quality and results of attending this training, or we will fully refund
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancellation
received by 1700 ET on January 31, 2009. No refund if cancellation
Substitution Policy: You may freely substitute a different attendee at any time
for any reason.
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