Idempotence on HTTP operations

A few folks sent me email asking about idempotence on Astoria operations over the HTTP/REST interface, motivated by this post. I completely agree that idempotence is an important characteristic of an interface as it allows you to make a bunch of assumptions on the consuming side. That said, there are practical limits to what we can…

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Seriously good content on creating and using data services

There is a number of folks that have been writing about Astoria. Collectively they built a lot of reference material that is probably the best reference point for getting started and learning about practical aspects around creating and using data services with the Astoria framework. Jonathan Carter is writing an impressive multi-part series that’s covering…

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Project Astoria December CTP is out!

We just released the December 2007 CTP of Project Astoria, or I guess I should say the ADO.NET Data Services framework as Mike pointed out. This is an important milestone for Astoria, as this is the first release that is based on the real, production code base and not on the initial prototype that we…

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Great questions in this podcast on Astoria by Guy Smith-Ferrier

I had the chance to talk with Guy in TechEd Europe in Barcelona a few weeks ago. He has been looking at Astoria and doing presentations about it for a while, so he knows the product and the questions that developers out there have about it. In this podcast Guy asked a bunch of great…

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