MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow – September Edition
The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a half day free developer event with a southern flair, where you will learn about some of the latest developments in Microsoft technologies. For September, 2008 the Roadshow will be presented by Architect Evangelist Chad Brooks and Developer Evangelist Glen Gordon. Chad and Glen will be loading up a minivan with lots of goodies, and trying to hit 5 cities in 5 days.
We’ll start the morning with a quick update on a variety of developer topics. The we’ll spend the rest of the morning exploring the impact that REST has had on solutions architecture and the Microsoft Technologies that you need to leverage it.
Every attendee will receive an MS Press book (while supplies last) as well as pointers to tons of resources for further learning. Register today using the links below. We’re trying to finalize the last cities, so check back for more.
- September 15 – Montgomery, AL
- September 16 – Tuscaloosa, AL (Registration link will be here soon)
- September 17 – Birmingham, AL
- September 18 – Mobile, AL
- September 19 – Hattiesburg, MS
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Microsoft Developer Update
First, we will do a survey of the set of just-released products and how they will impact developers. See what’s new in Windows Server 2008: Hypervisor Technology, IIS7, and others. SQL 2008 is also packed with goodies for Developers; see the geospatial capabilities as well as the LINQ enhancements. And don’t forget the myriad of enhancements that come with the .Net Framework 3.5!
REST with WCF, ADO.NET Data Services, and ASP.NET MVC
The evolution of the web has seen many changes in patterns and standards for working with services. In a world of AJAX and other lightweight clients, not all services need to be implemented with the bells and whistles that SOAP and its many specifications allow for. And not all services need to be "transport-neutral". An alternative architectural approach known as REST is well suited for many web-based scenarios. You can implement a RESTful architecture using a variety of current and future Microsoft technologies. But how do you decide which ones are the best choices for your scenarios? These sessions of technical deep dives helps to answer that question. We will examine implementing RESTful services with WCF 3.5, using ADO.NET Data Services, and introduce the ASP.NET MVC framework.