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5.3 Writing Your Web Services Contract First with WSCF

James Avery O'Reilly Media PDF


Getting Support

Support for Codus is available via forums at Codus’s home page, or via email (

Codus in a Nutshell

Codus is a great solution for generating data-access layers. The tool’s main drawback is the difficulty of modifying the default templates, but this should be improved in future releases with the creation of the Codus IDE and better documentation of the template format. Codus also does not make it very easy to regenerate your code, so you’ll most likely generate the code once and then manually tweak it as you make changes, instead of regenerating it automatically with each build or change to your database.

Many developers will favor the complete flexibility of a solution like MyGeneration, but if you are using the Adapdev.NET framework, or like the code generated by Codus, it can be a very simple and easy-to-use solution to a common problem.


Writing Your Web Services Contract First with WSCF

Visual Studio makes it very simple to create and expose web services, as long as you follow its rules. Simply create a method, just like any other method in your application, and then decorate it with the [WebMethod] attribute. That’s all that’s required; you have written a web service. The only issue is that you don’t really know what is being exposed to your clients, because Visual Studio automatically generates the web service contract for you. The contract contains the service names, the domain model, and the formats of the messages that the services expect as input and return as responses.

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Ode to Winter

Gillian Clarke Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF

Ode to Winter

We hoard light, hunkered in holt and burrow, in cave, cwtsh, den, earth, hut, lair.

Sun blinks. Trees take down their hair.

Dusk wipes horizons, seeps into the room, the last flame of geranium in the gloom.

In the shortening day, bring in the late flowers to crisp in a vase, beech to break into leaf, a branch of larch. Take winter by the throat.

Feed the common birds, tits and finches, the spotted woodpecker in his opera coat.

Let’s learn to love the icy winter moon, or moonless dark and winter constellations,

Jupiter’s glow, a slow, incoming plane, neighbourly windows, someone’s flickering screen, a lamp-lit page, drawn curtains.

Let us praise intimacy, talk and books, music and silence, wind and rain, the beautiful bones of trees, taste of cold air, darkening fields, the glittering city, that winter longing, hiraeth, something like prayer.

Under the stilled heartbeat of trees, wind-snapped branches, mulch and root, a million bluebell bulbs lie low ready to flare in lengthening light, after the dark, the frozen earth, the snow.

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2. this All Makes Sense Now!

Kyle Simpson O'Reilly Media ePub

In Chapter 1, we discarded various misconceptions about this and learned instead that this is a binding made for each function invocation, based entirely on its call-site (how the function is called).

To understand this binding, we have to understand the call-site: the location in code where a function is called (not where it’s declared). We must inspect the call-site to answer the question: what is this this a reference to?

Finding the call-site is generally “go locate where a function is called from,” but it’s not always that easy, as certain coding patterns can obscure the true call-site.

What’s important is to think about the call-stack (the stack of functions that have been called to get us to the current moment in execution). The call-site we care about is in the invocation before the currently executing function.

Let’s demonstrate the call-stack and call-site:

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5. Affirming a sense of agency: the influence of supervision in once-weekly, time-limited work with a depressed child patient

Gillian Miles Karnac Books ePub

Jackie Hall


This chapter describes individual time-limited therapy with a 10-year-old patient, as part of the Childhood Depression Project. As has been described elsewhere, in the Project the children were seen for 30 weekly sessions, with parent work alongside, following on from a research assessment. There was fortnightly supervision for the child psychotherapists as part of the Project. As a requirement of the research, all sessions with the child had to be recorded, so there was a tape recorder in the room.

As a child psychotherapist in the latter half of my training, one of the main areas of interest to me in embarking on participation in the Project was whether there would be a specific way of working with depressed children and in what ways, if any, this would be different from more generic way of working, when the diagnosis is not so measured and precise. Despite some preparation and discussion about the relatively “brief” nature of the work (for a child psychotherapist), at the beginning I did not register or comprehend the impact that the time constraints would have on the treatment and the way I would feel about it. This became particularly significant because, early on in the work, child protection concerns were raised in relation to my patient, which made adhering to this structure unusually difficult and painful.

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Outside Glasgow

Martin Li Hunter Publishing ePub

Paisley Abbey (Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, tel. 141-889 7654, fax 141-887 3929,; open Mon-Sat, 10am-3:30pm, Sun for services only). The magnificent abbey was founded in 1163 when Walter Fitzalan, High Steward to David I, signed a charter to found a Cluniac priory. The priory achieved abbey status in 1245 although much of the original building was burned in 1307 by Edward I of England during the Wars of Independence. The abbey was restored during the 14th century but disaster struck again when the tower collapsed in 1553, destroying the roof. The roof remained open for the next 300 years until 1858 when repair work began. The abbey contains a memorial to Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce and wife of Walter Stewart. Her son Robert II became the first Stewart king. Marjorie, along with Robert II's wives and Robert III, is buried at the abbey. In addition to the royal tombs the abbey also has beautiful stained glass windows, the Barochan Cross and fine choir stalls.

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