Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

To continue our series, let’s look at SEO and Silverlight.  The vast majority of web traffic is driven by search. Search engines are the first stop for many users on the public internet and is increasingly so in corporate environments as well.  Search is also the key technology that drives most ad revenue.  So needless…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services: Ready for Business: Updating Data in the Client

To continue our series, let’s look at updating the data.  I have created a Plates.xaml page with very similar structure to the above.    For details on how I created this page, check out my PDC 09 demo walk through.    Now let’s look at updating the Plate data.. First we will create some default “form”…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Exposing OData Services

OData is an emerging set of extensions for the ATOM protocol that makes it easier to share data over the web. To show off OData in RIA Services, let’s continue our series.       We think it is very interesting to expose OData from a DomainService to facilitate data sharing.   For example I might want users to…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Consuming Data in the Silverlight Client

To continue our series, let’s see where the fun comes in my look at how easy that is to consume from the client.  First just to help you understand what is happening behind the covers, let’s look at a code-behind solution.  In View\Home.xaml put a simple DataGrid on the form. <sdk:DataGrid Name="dataGrid1" Height="152" Width="692" />…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Exposing Data from Entity Framework

To continue our series I wanted to look next at how to expose your data from the server side of your application.  The interesting data in your business applications come from a wide variety of data sources.  From a SQL Database, from Oracle DB, from Sql Azure, from Sharepoint, from a mainframe and you have…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Starting a New Project with the Business Application Template

To kick off our series, I wanted to focus on our goal of helping you focus on your business, not plumbing code.  The first place you will see this in the pre-build components in the Business Application Template.  It describes a prescriptive application structure, looks great and is easily customizable.     After you have successfully…

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Silverlight 4 + RIA Services – Ready for Business: Index

With Silverlight 4 and RIA Services all-but done, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some of the key features of the platform and tools that make Silverlight a fantastic platform for building business applications.    I’ll avoid gratuitous video and dancing hippos and focus on just the bread and butter of business applications:  Querying,…

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Silverlight 4 and RIA Services Release Candidate Available NOW

At Mix10 this morning in Vegas ScottGu announced that Silverlight 4 and RIA Services RC are available for download now!  These bits work great with VS2010 RC.  We have some great videos, and updated samples already posted on http://silverlight.net/riaservices Deepesh has a great list of what is new in this drop  RIA Services RC and…

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Tell me about your services…

My team has been doing a little thinking recently about the “services” space.  Basically I have been trying to figure out how folks think about accessing data and business logic across tiers.  What are the types of development projects are services the core thing they are building and for what types of development projects are…

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Great RIA Services Overview in Dr. Dobbs

Dan Wahlin has a great introductory article on RIA Services in Dr. Dobbs and in Information Weekly. Enjoy!

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