Mastering The BizTalk Technical Interview
Wisdom is learning all we can, but having the humility to realize that we do not know it all. Mastering the BizTalk Technical Interview 200 BizTalk Technical questions with clear and concise answers will help you gain more wisdom in BizTalk Interviews. The difference between a great BizTalk developer and someone who kind of knows some stuff is how you answer the BizTalk Interview questions in a way that will show how knowledgeable you are. The 200 questions I have assembled are for: job seekers (junior/senior developers, architects, team/technical leads), and interviewers. BizTalk Technical Interview Questions covers BizTalk versions 2002, 2004, 2006, 2006R and 2006 RFID. The questions cover the following areas:
- Basic Questions.
- General Questions.
- Schema Design Questions.
- Pipelines and Pipeline components Questions.
- Maps Questions.
- Messaging Questions.
- Adapters and Accelerators Questions.
- Orchestrations Questions.
- Rules Engine Questions.
- BAM and BAS Questions.
- Deployment and Installation Questions.
Learn the fundamentals relating to BizTalk and Enterprise Application Integration in an easy to understand questions and answers approach. It covers 200 realistic interview Questions with answers that will impress your interviewer. A quick reference guide, a refresher and a roadmap covering a wide range of BizTalk and EAI related topics and interview tips.
I have collected the following 200 questions through interviews I have conducted and interviews that I was the applicant. I also collected them from the online user groups and other websites. I have prepared the answers and reviewed them as best as I can. If you happen to fall on a question that I did not include here or you want to discuss any of the answers that I have provided please email me at Moustafa@MoustafaRefaat.com.
2. What Is a BizTalk Application?
A BizTalk application is a logical grouping of the items, called “artifacts,” used in a BizTalk Server business solution. Artifacts include the following:
- BizTalk assemblies and the BizTalk-specific resources that they contain –orchestrations, pipelines, schemas, and maps
- .NET assemblies that do not contain BizTalk-specific resources
- Send ports, send
- port groups, receive locations, and receive ports
- Other items that are used by the solution, such as certificates, COM components, and scripts
- XML envelopes can contain data that supplements the data within the XMLdocuments. This data can be promoted into the message context by the XML disassembler to provide easier access from a variety of BizTalk Server components. For outbound XML instance messages, the XML assembler can demote values from the message context into an envelope for inclusion in the instance message transmission.
- XML envelopes can be used to combine multiple XML documents into a single, valid XML instance message. Without an envelope to wrap multiple documents within a single root tag, an XML instance message containing multiple documentswould not qualify as well-formed XML.
- For stages with a mode of “All”, each component is called to process the message in the order in which they are configured in the stage.
- For stages with a mode of “First Match”, each component is polled to indicate that it is the right component until a match is found, at which point the component that matches is executed, while the remaining components do not get executed.