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  • Blog Post: WCF REST – Starter Kit

    Something for my to-do list… the second preview release of the WCF REST Starter Kit on CodePlex . The bits and Hands On Labs are available internally now at http://sharepoint/sites/restsk The WCF REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to...
  • Blog Post: .net 3.5 - my recent presentation resources

    Yesterday I presented to one of my financial services customers in the city on an overview of what's new from 2.0 to 3.5. The audience was a mixture of project managers, developers and architects. I thought I would post some of the content and sources here for future reference. What's new in 3.5 General...
  • Blog Post: WCF for .net 3.0 - Various web casts and links

    The following post is the result of some questions I received while proctoring for WCF hands on labs. I'm currently on the last day of some training in Seattle with Microsoft. 1) Transformation of messages There is an interface that allows for the message to be changed prior to processing...
  • Blog Post: WCF fault - The creator of this fault did not specify a reason

    I was throwing a simple WCF FaultException yesterday and came across the same problem as this on the forums The client was trying to catch a fault as below: catch ( FaultException < InvalidOperationException > fexc) { MessageBox .Show( "A fault occurred because of an invalid operation...
  • Blog Post: Singleton becomes PerCall - ReleaseInstanceMode

    Beware: Adding the following attribute to a member of the the underlying service class [ OperationBehavior (TransactionScopeRequired = true )] when the class is marked with the the follow attribute: [ ServiceBehavior (InstanceContextMode = InstanceContextMode .Single)] forces a new singleton to be created...
  • Blog Post: Using the Action Generic Delegate for callbacks

    When creating a new subscriber interface for a WCF service recently I discovered this elegant little pattern "firing" a list of Action generic Delegates . Basically for each subscriber it calls the anonymous method // create a delegate for the call back to fire Action<ILogBookSubscriberCallback>...
  • Blog Post: WCF - Could not find default endpoint element

    I am implementing a WCF reference model this week as part of a presentation. You realise some basics in the process of hosting your new services Principle 1: Services needs hosting (adding a service to config doesn’t host it) ServiceHost host = new ServiceHost (t); host.Open(); · Principle...
  • Blog Post: Technology Forecasting - a new .Net?

    I am doing some research for my marketing course and more specifically I'm looking at forecasting. This reminded me of a conversation I had last week with Juval Lowy of IDesign. He posed the idea that COM was circa 1993 and was replaced in 2001-an 8 year technology cycle. Given that .net is now 6 years...
  • Blog Post: WCF Pre-reading

    Thanks to Readify for the following links as suggested reading materials : On C# 2.0: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/csharp_generics.asp http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/00/C20/default.aspx http://search.msdn.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?siteId...
  • Blog Post: Realising Business Benefit with Service Orientation

    I have been thinking about Services and how Services can have tangible business benefits. First of all I began by thinking about project milestones and a specific realisable business benefit per milestone. The following benefits came to mind: Improved customer retention Can be used to...
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