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  • Blog Post: The Magical Input Queue Of T (aka InputQueue<T>)

    This post explains an essential class for asynchronous programming that lurks in the depths of the WCF samples: InputQueue<T>. If you need to write efficient server-side apps, you should consider reading through this and add InputQueue<T> to your arsenal. Let me start with: This blog post...
  • Blog Post: Programming WCF Services, Third Edition

    Juval Löwy’s very successful WCF book is now available in its third edition – and Juval asked me to update the foreword this time around. It’s been over three years since I wrote the foreword to the first edition and thus it was time for an update since WCF has moved on quite a bit and the use of it...
  • Blog Post: XML-RPC with WCF (Updated)

    XML-RPC for WCF Download here I had updated my WCF XML-RPC stack for PDC’08 but never got around to post it (either too busy or too lazy when not busy). The updated source code is attached to this post. Contrary to the code that I’ve posted a while back, the new XML-RPC implementation is no...
  • Blog Post: Sin, Sin, Sin: How to do Simple, Webby, and Completely Insecure ASP.NET Membership Authentication and Role Authorization with WCF

    We're all sinners. Lots of the authentication mechanisms on the Web are not even "best effort", but rather just cleartext transmissions of usernames and passwords that are easily intercepted and not secure at all. We're security sinners by using them and even more so by allowing this. However, the reality...
  • Blog Post: XML-RPC with WCF

    UPDATE: The code has been updated. Ignore this post and go here . I'm writing lots of code lately. I've rejoined the dasBlog community and I'm busy writing a prototype for the .NET Framework 3.5 version of dasBlog (we just released the 2.0 version, see http://www.dasblog.info/ ). One of the goals...
  • Blog Post: Webcast Today....

    In the ongoing MSDN Architecture Webcast Series with broad coverage of all things WCF (see the "Next Generation: .NET Framework 3.0 and Vista" section for archived and upcoming content), I am on today (8AM PST, 11AM EST, 17:00 CET), live from my kitchen table in Germany, with a remix of my "RSS, REST...
  • Blog Post: WCF Goes To Hollywood.

    Cool. I hadn't even seen this demo until now, even though we already have it for a while. Our technical evangelist Craig McMurtry posted the "Digital Fortress" demo, which is an implementation of the computer systems that play major roles in Dan Brown's novel "Digital Fortress". There are several reasons...
  • Blog Post: MSDN TV: WCF Bindings.

    [Note to self: Schedule the video taping session early in a bound-to-be-stressful week, not 2 hours before you need to leave for the airport on Friday.] MSDN TV has a new episode featuring yours truly speaking about WCF bindings (and what they cause in the channel stack).
  • Blog Post: Code-Name WinFX vs .NET Framework 3.0

    I was sad when "Indigo" and "Avalon" went away. It'd be great if we'd have a pool of cool legal-approved code-names for which we own the trademark rights and which we could stick to. Think Delphi or Safari. "Indigo" was cool insofar as it was very handy to refer to the technology set, but was removed...
  • Blog Post: XML is the assembly language of Web 2.0

    I've been quoted as to have said so at TechEd and I'll happily repeat it: "XML is the assembly language of Web 2.0", even though some (and likely some more) disagree. James Speer writes " Besides, Assembly Language is hard, XML isn’t." , which I have to disagree with. True, throwing together some...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Sample Code from CON423

    Here's the sample code from my CON423 session about selecting bindings here at TechEd.
  • Blog Post: TechEd: What I am going to talk about on Thursday

    My first of two sessions this week here at TechEd is on Thursday, at 2:45pm in room 153ABC on "Designing Bindings and Contracts". I realize that the title sounds a bit abstract and a different way to put this would be "How to choose the correct bindings and what to consider about contracts in a variety...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: WCF RSS Toolkit released

    We've just released the " Windows Communication Foundation RSS Toolkit " on our new community site. This toolkit, which comes with complete source code, illustrates how to expose ATOM and RSS feeds through WCF endpoints. I will discuss the toolkit in my session CON339, Room 107ABC, Friday 10:45am here...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2006 U.S. Kicks Off

    This is my first TechEd! - as a Microsoft employee. It's of course not my first tech event in my new job (Egypt, Jordan, UK, France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Las Vegas/USA, Slovenia, and Israel are on the year-to-date list - on top of three long-distance commutes to Redmond), but the big...
  • Blog Post: A New Home on the Web for the Windows Communication Foundation and the .NET Framework 3.0

    Late last night, my colleague James Conard , who has worked and worked and worked tirelessly on this for the past few months and has shown great patience with a big group of people pulling into all sorts of directions as we got this together has flipped the switch to turn on the new .NET Framework 3...
  • Blog Post: The System-Defined Bindings in WCF: Nicholas Allen explains it all

    My PM colleague Nicholas Allen is certainly on my list for "best blogging newcomer of 2006". He started in February, got hooked, and I am not sure whether he actually did leave the keyboard since then. Nicholas just started a blog series that explains the system-defined (formely known as: standard...
  • Blog Post: Windows Communication Foundation "Documentation CTP"

    (via http://windowscommunication.net ) The WCF Documentation Team has started to release biweekly (!) documentation updates. The updates are made available as a set of .CHM files. Mind that these files do not integrate directly into Visual Studio as the WinFX Windows SDK files do. Since VS integration...
  • Blog Post: POX just got the WCF Permanent Residence Visa.

    Checked in.
  • Blog Post: Resources for Custom Channel Authors

    As Kenny points out , the WCF Core Communications team put together a great set of resources with documentation and samples for writing custom channels for WCF .
  • Blog Post: WCF & ClickOnce

    Matias Woloski writes about ClickOnce and WCF and provides a complete solution path for setting it up and also talks about our "Full Trust" constraint that I explained a few weeks ago.
  • Blog Post: Remoting Style Distributed Objects with WCF

    My grand boss ... if someone had told me this a year back ... but it turns out that it is a great blessing ... anyways .... My grand boss, the magnificient Doug Purdy points to our best kept secret : You can actually do Remoting-style distributed objects with WCF as Sowmy and Michael explain. Update...
  • Blog Post: We want your stuff for http://windowscommunication.net

    You wrote an example for WCF that you want others to see? You wrote a WCF article on your blog or for a magazine? (online or offline, any programming and written language) You have a tool that complements or uses WCF? (any license, commercial and non-commercial)? You offer WCF training or speak...
  • Blog Post: Getting on the WCF Product Group Radar Screen? Easy!

    I am sure that some want to fly under our radar, but I am also sure that a lot of people are very interested to have a bit fat green spot showing up on our radar screen when it comes to their blogs posts. Well, if you look here ... everyone who left a comment on that post is on my blogroll in RSS Bandit...
  • Blog Post: Compression Channel for WCF

    Pablo Cibraro (who just received the Connected Systems Developer MVP award; Congratulations!) has built a compression channel for WCF.
  • Blog Post: WS-Sudoku

    Blogland is big. I am currently trying to get a bit of an overview what people out in blogland are doing with WCF. And while I've been doing that in addition to a bunch of very long and (due to the time difference between Redmond and Germany) very late evening meetings, Sabine has caught the Sudoku virus...
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