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

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  • Blog Post: REST In Practice the book, RestBucks the sample

    The book If you’ve watched any of my recent talks, one book you may have heard me mention quite a bit is “REST In Practice” by Jim Webber , Savas Parastatidas and Ian Robinson . The thing I really like about this book that differentiates it from others on REST is that it broaches the concept of REST...
  • Blog Post: Hypermedia and forms

    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 WSDL approach is to offer a static snapshot of method...
  • Blog Post: WebSockets, RIA/JS and WCF Web API at MIX, a whole lotta love for the web

    MIX was indeed a busy time for the WCF Team. We delivered several talks, and released several shiny new toys to the community for folks that are building web-based systems. WebSockets Craig Kitterman of our Interoperability group, and Paul Batum , whom you might know of from his work on Fluent NHibernate...
  • Blog Post: Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

    REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent talks you’ve probably seen me open Fiddler and how our ContactManager sample supports multiple representations including Form Url Encoded, Xml, Json and yes an Image. I use the image example continually not...
  • Blog Post: WCF Web APIs Roundup - Volume 1

    A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex . Since then a bunch of folks in the community (and some internal folks) have been posting about their own explorations / thoughts of the new bits. it’s great to see the work that they are doing! I am going to start aggregating these...
  • Blog Post: Taking HTTP support in WCF to the next level

    If you are building for the web and the cloud, then you know that HTTP is important. WCF is no stranger to HTTP. Since .NET 3.5, we’ve been continually delivering capabilities in the platform to enable developers to expose services as resources over HTTP. Now we’re looking to raise the bar several notches...
  • Blog Post: Bringing MEF and REST love to the UK and at FEST 10

    Next week I’m coming to the UK where I’ll be spreading the MEF love at FEST 10 and in events in a few other cities. I’ll also be talking about REST and the new work we are doing in WCF to provide a better experience for building RESTful systems. Below is the event schedule Date/Time Event Location Talk...
  • Blog Post: RESTing from MEF (or The MEF dealer is at REST)

    Side note: I am having serious writer’s block these days….or maybe it’s twitter’s block :-) Continuing the tradition of overdue posts…….It’s been over a month since i left the MEF team. Before moving on let me say that working on MEF was a fantastic experience...
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