Two Webcast Opportunities–Twilio and Mashery

Many of you know I’m one of the co-organizers of New England GiveCamp, which takes place this coming weekend May 4 – 6th. Both Twilio and Mashery have signed on as sponsors of that event, and each is offering a webcast this week (Wednesday and Thursday, both at 7 p.m.) to spin up the volunteer…

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Azure@home Part 5: The REST of the Story

This post is part of a series diving into the implementation of the @home With Windows Azure project, which formed the basis of a webcast series by Developer Evangelists Brian Hitney and Jim O’Neil.  Be sure to read the introductory post for the context of this and subsequent articles in the series. In the last…

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R is for… REST

REST stands for Representational State Transfer, an acronym coined by Dr. Roy Fielding in 2000 as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of California, Irvine.  As Dr. Fielding states in Chapter 6, Since 1994, the REST architectural style has been used to guide the design and development of the architecture for the modern…

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Another Roadshow Gone By

As I write this post, I’m looking out the window at the first two four inches of what promises to be a bona-fide Winter storm – a fitting end to the 2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow series.  As always, it was great to see familiar faces, as well as a number of new ones.  We experienced…

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REST Starter Kit Service Behavior

I got a great question from an attendee at the Williston, Vermont, stop on the Northeast Roadshow yesterday regarding the behavior of a REST Starter Kit service that  I was demonstrating.  My demo is pretty simple: I hard code a collection right in the OnGetItems() method that the Starter Kit generates for you when you…

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Is it REST?

In the last Northeast Roadshow series, we spent a great deal of time discussing what makes a service RESTful.  As I indicated, I’m planning to follow up next time with a more hands-on treatment of the topic applied in .NET – including the newly released WCF REST Starter Kit and ADO.NET Data Services. Anyway, as…

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WCF REST Starter Kit

In the recently completed edition of the Northeast Roadshow, I alluded to the REST Toolkit to give you a leg up on created RESTful services in .NET.  Well, to paraphrase Carol Anne, “It’s Here…..” WCF REST Starter Kit Project on Codeplex WCF REST Page on MSDN

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