Nice sample of WCF client using RESTful Twitter API

Check out Kirk Allen Evans posting about how to create a Twitter client using its RESTful API and WCF.  I’m a sucker for simplicity and this hits the spot.


What's in Essential WCF?

Now that Essential WCF is out, we’re seeing interest from many places.  Rich, Chris and I were contacted by InformIT to do an interview and talk about the book.  Separately, I’m hearing from readers looking to do big and small things with the technology.  And here in Boston this week, we have a sold out…


Web Service Registry codebase

Deploying a SOA requires a good registry for services, if not supporting repository.  Microsoft has big plans for both and other vendors, like SOA Software and AmberPoint, have products in the market today. If you’re game for building your own, there are two interesting approaches.  First is a kit built by some Microsoft consultants, called Managed…


Using SyndicationFeed to display photos from

The SyndicationFeed class from System.ServiceModel.Syndicatation makes it easy to work with feeds and extensions. The code below uses an RSS feed from to show photo albums on a page.  Of course there are many ways to consume RSS with and w/o code, but the WCF enhancements with .NET 3.5 are a nice new trick….


Consumer Web API is easy!

I’ve been experimenting with the consumer Web API (Amazon, flickr, Google, facebook, Virtual Earth) and WOW is it easy!  Takes just a few hours to learn an API, register for dev keys and start building apps.  Samples at  Funny how easy things can be when you remove enterprise class requirements like SSO, secure messaging…


S+S: Check out Zune

Curious about Microsoft’s strategy of Software Plus Services (S+S)?  The S+S Strategy moniker actually refers to local + cloud-based software, but S+S sounds much better.  For a simple example of S+S, look no further than the new Zune.  The devices are cool, both the stock models or your own Original, but the software makes it…