My Technobabble

Glenn Block - .NETFX Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

May, 2011

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About My Technobabble

Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft’s future HTTP and REST stack.  Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4.0. Glenn has a breadth of experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has also been very active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping several products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups.  When he's not working and playing with technology, he spends his time with his wife and daughter either at their home in Seattle or at one of the local coffee shops.<o:p></o:p>

Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock <o:p></o:p>

 

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    Hypermedia and forms

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    Updated (with a lot of new content) One challenge when building REST based systems is how can the client determine what it can do next? There can be any number of clients each which need to interact with a system. How do they know HOW to interact? The...
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    Message Handlers vs Operation Handlers which one to use?

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    In WCF Web API we have 2 extensibility points which seem very similar. They both are designed for very different reasons. Recently the question of which to use when popped up on our forums. Below is some guidance. Message Handlers Message handlers (Currently...
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    Using DataContracts with WCF Web API

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    A few folks have been asking if it is possible to serialize/deserialize using the DataContractSerializer. Rest assured, yes it is possible. Now whether or not it is the easiest/most intuitive model well that it is a different question. If you read to...
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