AppFabric Service Bus on NuGet and CodePlex

Today, the Service Bus team is happy to announce a couple of initiatives to make it even easier to get started learning and using the Service Bus: the AppFabric Service Bus NuGet Package and the Service Bus Samples CodePlex Site. Both our Samples and SDK are still available as a download from MSDN, but we’re…

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Using the Service Bus via REST / HTTP

The new Service Bus Durable Messaging features introduced with the May 2011 CTP are really cool, and what’s even better than a slew of new messaging features added to the AppFabric is the fact that many of them are accessible from clients on any platform using HTTP. In this post, I’m going to introduce you…

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Getting Access Control Service Tokens via HTTP

Some people like to say that French is the language of love. Others – mainly those with more interest in slipping you a network stack than an afrodisiac – will tell you that HTTP is the protocol equivalent. The AppFabric Service Bus loves HTTP too, and it also loves Security: in this post, I’m going…

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Some Thoughts on Test Frameworks

It might not be the sexiest of topics, but building, consuming, extending and debugging Test Frameworks is a large part of any SDET‘s day. Traditional wisdom teaches us to write abstraction layers – often many of them – to shield test cases from changes in the system under test: in API testing this often means…

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