MySpace does WCF

My friend Vittorio has posted that MySpace will be talking about WCF at Mix 2008 (see it here). This promises to be a good session!


Life of a WCF Demo, Part 1

I thought it might be mildly interesting to document the lifecycle of a demo. Over the next week or so I have to design, build, and deploy a demo that shows off some of the web-centric features of WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5. First, let me state the constraints: 1) it has to be…


PictureServices and BizTalk Services

Previous posts have talked a bit about PictureServices. Now I’d like to run through what it took to bring PictureServices to the BizTalk Services. I’ve talked a bit in other posts about BizTalk Services, but it has some interesting and very useful messaging features. For starters, BizTalk Services has an endpoint that can do HTTP…


XML namespace declarations in SyndicationFeed objects

Following on the heels of Steve Maine’s post about namespaces in Syndication objects (Feeds, items, etc.), I thought it wise to plug the new stuff in PictureServices. At the moment, PictureServices implements SLE (Simple List Extensions), and does a pretty crude job of it at that. Time permitting, I will add more support for field…


PictureServices updated to VS 2008 RTM

Today I updated PictureServices to work with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 (what a mouthful). My testing rigor for this release was less than perfect. Please let me know if you find any bugs. For what it’s worth, the changes in the API made the simple list extensions…


WCF Syndication article in MSDN Magazine…

It seems that the RSS/Atom article I wrote for MSDN magazine was just published: The RTM version of .NET 3.5 was not available when I wrote the article, so I avoided the extensibility capabilites of the API. Perhaps that’s fodder for another article.


Hamsters, Robots, and Services

This is one of the more interesting videos I’ve seen in a while: I’ve been poking around a bit in the Microsoft Robotics Studio on and off for the past few months, and I’m intrigued by their approach to services, tasks, and coordination. From what I can tell, it seems just plain brilliant. Since…


Check out Picture Services

A few days ago we released a new sample called Picture Services. As the name implies, this sample centers on pictures. More specifically, it demonstrates how to use the WCF API in the .NET Framework 3.5 to syndicate images from your local machine and expose them via a REST endpoint. There’s been a fair amount…


Syndication formats, endpoints and config files

I got a question via email today that forced me to look back through some older emails for the answer. It may make sense to share the question / answer in a broader sense. Earlier builds of Orcas surfaced a syndication format to an endpoint by way of a behavior. In essence, you could add…


Podcast with Jon Udell

Jon just published a podcast where we discuss how WCF in Orcas simplifies Syndication and RESTful style architectures. Hear it here.