To REST or Not To REST? Building REST-ful Services with the WCF Web Programming Model
REST is defined as an architectural style for building services that embrace the principles of the web. But what's it good for? Tony will provide concrete examples of where it makes sense to implement REST-ful web services. He'll also get down and dirty using the WCF Web Programming Model and show how WCF makes it easy to serve up POX or JSON, increasing the reach of your services to clients that don't understand or care about SOAP. We'll also look at API's for syndicating content using RSS and ATOM.
Anthony Sneed is an instructor and author for DevelopMentor, where he teaches numerous courses on C# and .NET. He has authored two courses: Exploring .NET, which surveys the principal pillars of .NET (EF/LINQ, WCF, WPF/SL , RIA Services, MVVM, MEF), and Entity Framework 4.0 with Data Services, which takes a deep dive into the latest version of Microsoft's flagship ORM product.
Tony has over 15 years experience in software development, focusing primarily on distributed application architectures. Prior to joining DevelopMentor, he worked as a lead developer and architect for the Walt Disney Company, where he designed enterprise-wide services for application security.
Tony has appeared at Microsoft's TechEd conference and is a frequent speaker at developer groups throughout the country. He has written articles for various technical publications, including MSDN Magazine, and shares his technical expertise on .NET via his blog. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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