Gone With the Week (Mar 22 – 26, 2010)

Here we offer our review on .NET development topics published on independent media.   Microsoft Has Released OData SDK and “Dallas” CTP 2 Abel Avram covers the release of Odata SDK, an AtomPub-based protocol facilitating data sharing over the web through REST-like requests sent by a consumer -.NET, Java, PHP, Objective-C (iPhone and Mac) and…

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Claims-Based WCF Services with Geneva Framework

The "Geneva" Framework, formerly called "Zermatt," is the code name for the new framework for building claims-based applications and services, and for implementing federated security scenarios. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Michele Leroux Bustamante describes how to approach claims-based WCF services using the Geneva Framework, and compares to WCF claims-based security without…

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Service Station: Authorization In WCF-Based Services

Once you start adopting service-oriented principles for your distributed applications, you are crossing a security boundary for every service call you make. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides powerful facilities for implementing authorization in your services. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Dominick Baier and Christian Weyer explain how to use role-based and claims-based…

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Foundations: Managing State With Durable Services

Long-running processes are common in distributed computing. Some business processes are made up of multiple execution sequences which may last many days or even weeks. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Juval Lowy discusses several techniques for supporting long-running services and presents a few WCF helper classes he has developed. Don’t forget to…

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Data Points: Silverlight, WCF, and Services

Silverlight 2 data-binding features are simple to implement and let your apps communicate via WCF services with line-of-business applications, databases, and other services in your organization. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, John Papa demonstrate how to build a Silverlight 2 UI that communicates through WCF to interact with business entities and a…

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Web Apps You Can Draw On with Silverlight

One of the very cool features of Silverlight that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves is the InkPresenter control, which enables Internet users to draw directly onto Silverlight applications from their browser. In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Julia Lerman builds an application with Silverlight 2 and the InkPresenter that lets users annotate…

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Data Points: The Entity Framework In Layered Architectures

When you evaluate any new technology, pattern, or strategy, you have to consider how that new piece of the puzzle is going to mesh with your existing application architecture. With the Entity Framework, integration is not a problem. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, John Papa demonstrated how the Entity Framework can fit…

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Foundations: Code Access Security in WCF

In the .NET Framework 3.5, WCF only allows a limited set of scenarios to execute in partial trust. Ideally, you would like to tap into the full power of WCF from distributed transactions to reliable calls to various security credential types without trading off CAS—that is, without resorting to full trust. In the April 2008…

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Scalable Systems That Handle Failure Without Losing Data

Designing distributed systems has never been easier. But developing robust systems that handle failure scenarios without losing data is far from trivial. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Udi Dahan walks you through his team’s efforts to diagnose and correct design problems with their transactional application. Be sure to check out or MSDN…

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Test Run: WCF Testing

Whether you are new to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or have worked with it a bit, there are some testing techniques and principles that will make your WCF work easier. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Dr. James McCaffrey walks you through some examples for getting started with basic WCF service testing automation….

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