Australia Heroes Launch Wave 2008: What’s new for Services Development in Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Fx 3.5

The objective for this session was to outline the updated support in Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework 3.5 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for the RESTful “Web Programming Model” and to compare and contrast it with the SOAP Services Model.

As promised, I’ve put the slides and the REST and Syndication demo code samples on my shiny new skydrive here.

Additional resources…

  1. As mentioned, definitely worthwhile check out the “bible” for RESTful Web Services at, plenty of samples including .NET code snippets.
  3. Jonas Follesoe’s (Norwegian RD) blog at,guid,4934d96f-12fe-42ce-a3e7-306374b35d2c.aspx for his most excellent demo (in Melbourne) integrating the worlds of smartclient and web with JSON serialisation support in .NET Fx 3.5.  Many thanks Jonas!!

Cheers Dave

Comments (2)

  1. Dave,

    Was in your sessions today in perth, was very good  and got very excited by all this new stuff, and inspired by your WCF sessions to go and learn it myself now :).

    Once again thanks for the Syndication classes tip you can see here:

    howmuch easier you just made my life.