Sunday, 6 January 2013

Automating deserialization from legacy protocols

The F#.NET Journal just published an article about metaprogramming:
"Legacy enterprise applications that predate modern web services often communicate using ad-hoc protocols. Such protocols require a lot of tedious and error-prone maintainance due to the unnecessary duplication of essential information. Reflection and metaprogramming provide an opportunity to automate much of the work involved in using such forms of communication provided they are regular, dramatically reducing maintenance costs. This article examines a protocol that uses key-value pairs encoded as lines of text of the form "key=value" and automates deserialization to a more typeful representation, an F# record type..."
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