New WCF REST Hands On Lab Drop

Just released the November 2008 version of the WCF REST Starter Kit Hands On Lab.  This drop now includes a full lab on the REST Collection template.  With unit test coverage that demonstrates testing of a RESTful service for GET, PUT, POST and DELETE operations against the collection. Be sure to check it out and…

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Testing RESTful Services and Win7 Updates

I’ve been writing some tests for a new hands on lab based on the REST Collection template from the WCF REST Starter Kit.  I’m planning on using these tests in the lab to illustrate how to call a RESTful service for add, update, delete purposes.  I ran into a problem though.  The problem is that…

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Ready to learn more about REST with WCF?

Now that the WCF REST Starter Kit is out I’m happy to say that we have provided some great resources for learning all about it. Aaron Skonnard has put together a terrific set of screencasts for endpoint.tv to give you a great introduction to REST with WCF and the WCF REST Starter Kit endpoint.tv Screencast…

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WorkflowServices and Context Binding

While preparing for one of my Tech-Ed EMEA talks (SOA303 – Long Running Conversations in Workflow Services 3.5 and 4.0) I decided that it was important to make a point about context binding.  The point is that you don’t have to use the context bindings (basicHttpContextBinding, netTcpContextBinding, wsHttpContextBinding)  if you don’t have more than one…

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Windows 7 – Day 7

I’m now 1 week into my Windows 7 adventure.  I’ve had a few crashes here and there but far less than one would expect from something labeled "Pre-Alpha".  I am on my second installation however because I did relent and setup multi-boot on my system with a Vista partition as a backup. Tomorrow I leave…

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Windows 7 – Day 3

So far I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised at the speed and stability of Windows 7.   It is much faster at most things.  One thing that really used to annoy me with both WinXp and Windows Vista was how long it took to display a context menu when I right clicked on a…

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