WebSockets, RIA/JS and WCF Web API at MIX, a whole lotta love for the web

MIX was indeed a busy time for the WCF Team. We delivered several talks, and released several shiny new toys to the community for folks that are building web-based systems. WebSockets Craig Kitterman of our Interoperability group, and Paul Batum, whom you might know of from his work on Fluent NHibernate gave a talk: Hot…


WCF Web APIs Roundup – Volume 1

A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex. Since then a bunch of folks in the community (and some internal folks) have been posting about their own explorations / thoughts of the new bits. it’s great to see the work that they are doing! I am going to…

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WCF Web APIs, HTTP your way

At PDC in my session  “Building Web APIs for the Highly Connected Web” we announced WCF Web APIs, new work we are doing to make HTTP first class in WCF. In this post I am going to describe what we are doing and why. If you are saying, “just show me the bits”, then just…

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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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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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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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Creating Views in WCF WebHttp Service with T4

This is part nine of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4.  In this post we will cover: Learning the basics of T4 (Text Template Transformation Toolkit) Using T4 to create views in WCF WebHttp Services for text-based content Over the course of this blog post series,…

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Returning Custom Formats from WCF WebHttp Services

This is part eight of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4.  In this post we will cover: Using the new WCF WebHttp Services API for content negotiation Returning content with custom formats in addition to XML and JSON Configuring WCF WebHttp Services with the WebHttpEndpoint Over…

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Integrating ASP.NET Output Caching with WCF WebHttp Services

This is part seven of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4.  In this post we will cover: Creating ASP.NET cache profiles in configuration for use with WCF WebHttp Services Using the [AspNetCacheProfile] attribute to associate service operations with cache profiles Over the course of this blog…

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Using Routes to Compose WCF WebHttp Services

This is part six of a twelve part series that introduces the features of WCF WebHttp Services in .NET 4.  In this post we will cover: Composing multiple WCF WebHttp Services into a single web service Using ASP.NET routes with WCF WebHttp Services Over the course of this blog post series, we are building a…

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