BizTalk Server 2013 has been released and made available for general audience last month. One of the compelling new feature is the REST Support. REST support in BizTalk Server 2013 is offered through the WCF-WebHttp Adapter. Many developers have been waiting for this features for the last couple of years. The majority of the services in the cloud is REST based.
Developers can expose or consume RESTful services using the WCF-WebHttpAdapter in BizTalk Server 2013. There a few resource available that demonstrate how to perform these actions:
- Exploring REST Capabilities of BizTalk Server 2013 (Part 1: Exposing REST Endpoints)
- Exploring REST Capabilities of BizTalk Server 2013 (Part 2: Consuming REST Endpoints)
- REST (WCF-WebHttp) adapter in BizTalk Server 2010 R2 and code
- BizTalk and Rest Example from BizTalk Saturday
- BizTalk Server 2013: New Adapters Series: WCF-WebHttp
These resources are very useful, however there has always been a missing piece. How for instance does one handle errors when BizTalk acts as a consumer of REST services? This is addressed in today’s spotlight article: BizTalk Server: REST Services Error Handling.
This article has been written by Andres del Rio from Spain, currently working and living in London. In this article Andres describes how to handle errors in both BizTalk 2010 (when using the REST Starter Kit approach to call a REST service) and BizTalk 2013 (using the WCF-WebHttp adapter). BizTalk Server 2010 did not have REST support, however Mikael Håkansson has created a REST Toolkit that is used to call a REST service in the article.
So go check out all the wonder, and dive in! The Wiki’s warm.