Eugenio Pace

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  • Blog Post: Authentication in WP7 client with REST Services–Part II

    In the previous post I covered the “semi-passive” way for authentication between a Windows Phone 7 client and a REST service. This post completes the information with the “active” way. There’s nothing unexpected here really: We call the Identity Provider using a RequestSecurityToken message (RST) We...
  • Blog Post: Authentication in WP7 client with REST Services–Part I

    In the last drop, we included a sample that demonstrates how to secure a REST web service with ACS, and a client calling that service running in a different security realm: In this case, ACS is the bridge between the WS-Trust/SAML world (Litware in the diagram) and the REST/SWT side (Adatum’s a-Order...
  • Blog Post: A year’s balance–next project

    A little bit late for a year balance since the year has already started, or so I’m told. Anyway, as we prepare for the next project, I reflected on my team’s work for the last 18 months. 18 months is more than a year, so you might wonder why am I doing a year balance on the work done on 18 months? Good...
  • Blog Post: Tailspin Surveys Mobile - An early screenshot

    Our dev team is fearlessly building the first versions Tailspin Surveys Mobile. Here’s an early example of their work: Now we are talking, huh?
  • Blog Post: Tailspin Surveys–Windows Phone 7 edition–A guide to the Guide

      As adopted in all our recent guides, here’s a quick map for the entire “Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide” . No promises of course on the final scope. We might end up merging some chapters, deleting some other, etc. But this is our current intent. Feedback very welcome!
  • Blog Post: Tailspin Surveys–Windows Phone 7– UI Mockups

    Here’re some initial sketches of how Tailspin would look like and the navigation patterns we want to implement: Navigation: Home will list all available surveys to this particular user. Take Survey , allows to start one particular survey from the home page. Many can be taken at the same time. Survey...
  • Blog Post: Tailspin Surveys–Windows Phone 7 edition

    Here’s a high level overview of the major components we are planning for Talspin Surveys . A few notes: The backend is essentially an extension to Tailspin surveys as described an implemented in the Windows Azure Architecture Guide (Part 2 ). There’s now a new services head (an OData/JSON API) that is...
  • Blog Post: What’s next? Tailspin goes mobile…

    Now that the Windows Azure Architecture Guide – Part 2 is “done” (Done = content is complete and production is taking place. Production = index, covers, PDF conversion, etc), our team is ready for the next adventure. Our fictitious ISV, Tailspin, is very innovative and wants to stay on the latest and...
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