endpoint.tv – WCF Web HTTP (REST) Test Tool Preview

The other day, I walked by the office where our team members from Shanghai work while in Redmond and I ran into Leo Shum, a test lead on the new WCF Web HTTP (REST) Test Tool. On this episode, Leo joins me in the studio to show you how this new tool works. Though it’s…

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Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent talks you’ve probably seen me open Fiddler and how our ContactManager sample supports multiple representations including Form Url Encoded, Xml, Json and yes an Image. I use the image example continually not necessarily because it is exactly what you…


WCF Web APIs Roundup–Volume 2

Been a while since our last roundup and since my last blog post for that matter! Fortunately there’s been a bunch of cool stuff going on in the community with our Web APIs that I can point you to. Great to see the community momentum pick up as we cross the 5000 download mark on…


Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no stranger to HTTP. Since .NET 3.5, we’ve been continually delivering capabilities in the platform to enable developers to expose services as resources over HTTP. Now we’re looking to raise the bar several notches. At PDC,…

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RESTing from MEF (or The MEF dealer is at REST)

  Note: Reposted from post at blogs.msdn.com/gblock on 6/30/2010 Side note: I am having serious writer’s block these days….or maybe it’s twitter’s block 🙂 Continuing the tradition of overdue posts…….It’s been over a month since i left the MEF team. Before moving on let me say that working on MEF was a fantastic experience! The…

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endpoint.tv – Canonical REST Service

ca·non·i·cal [ kə nónnik’l ] conforming to general principles: conforming to accepted principles or standard practice In this episode I’ll tell you about my new Cannonical REST Service sample code on MSDN code gallery that demonstrates a REST Service built with WCF 4 that fully complies with HTTP specs for use of GET, PUT, POST,…

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How to do API Key Verification for WebHTTP (REST) Services in .NET 4

Recently somebody asked me about doing APIKey verification in .NET 4.  Previously in .NET 3.5 we provided the REST Starter Kit which included a fair bit of server side code to enable a collection of RequestInterceptor objects that we showed doing API Key verification.  In this post I’ll show you how you can be a…

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Updated WCF samples for Azure

Our samples over at http://code.msdn.com/wcfazure had gotten pretty stale, so I just put out an update that gets everything working on Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, and the latest Azure tools. Enjoy! Yavor Georgiev Program Manager, WCF

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Conditional GET and ETag Support in WCF WebHttp Services

This is part ten of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4.  In this post we will cover: Generating and including ETags in responses from a WCF WebHttp Service  Adding Conditional GET support to a WCF WebHttp Service using ETags Over the course of this blog post…

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