I like to write in my blog, but I hardly read other blogs anymore. In fact, I don’t have an aggregator installed, and my History for Internet Explorer shows mainly MSDN and MSN searches. There are a few random website entries, likely from clicking on links in emails (TheServerSide.NET’s interview with Peter Provost being a recent entry).
I decided to blow off work tonight and do some random blog surfing. Started on blogs.msdn.com… didn’t see anything that caught my eye. Went to weblogs.asp.net… nada. A couple slightly interesting things on geekswithblogs.com, but nothing jumping out. Then I went to pluralsight’s blogs. An hour later, I have a list of things I want to try out with WCF and ASMX and incorporate into my presentations with customers.
Probably the three most commonly asked questions for ex-WSE developers are addressed in this list:
- We used “via” in WSE to use tcpTrace… how do I do that in Indigo?
- What the hell is the base address?
- In ASMX, I had SoapExtensions to handle BeforeSerialize and AfterDeserialize… what’s the WCF equivalent?
You can find the answers below:
- XSD Validation for Web Services
- Reading ServiceHost base address from configuration in WCF
- DataContractSerializer and element order
- WCF interoperability in the real world (eBay)
- Tracing WCF with TcpTrace
- POX and Indigo
The base address question is only partially answered (although adequately if you have spent time trying to decipher it on your own). Christian has a post on the confusion over baseAddress as well.
Make sure to read Steve’s post where he actually uses the past-tense of “taking a dump” properly. Thought that was a Southern term…