Our geekSpeak series gets back in the swing with .NET community powerhouse Juval Lowy sharing his perspective on how WCF is the "new .NET". Read more below and register for the webcast at https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032383096&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US


Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides off-the-shelf plumbing for connecting services together. The more granular the services are the more use the application makes of the WCF infrastructure and the less plumbing the developers have to write. Taken to the ultimate conclusion, every class and primitive should be a service to maximize the use of the ready-made infrastructure and to avoid handcrafting plumbing. In theory, this enables effortless transactional integers, secure strings, and reliable classes. However, is it viable in practice? Can Microsoft .NET support it? Will future platforms offer this option? In this geekSpeak, industry expert Juval Lowy shares his thoughts on the state of the industry, what is practical and feasible today, and the future of the platform.

Guest: Juval Lowy


Juval Lowy is a software architect and the principal of IDesign, specializing in Microsoft .NET 3.0 architecture consulting and advanced .NET 3.0 training. As the Microsoft regional director for Silicon Valley, Juval works with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt the .NET Framework 3.0. He also participates in the Microsoft internal design reviews for future versions of the .NET Framework and related technologies. His latest book is Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2007). Juval has published numerous articles on .NET Framework development and he is a frequent presenter at development conferences. Recognized by Microsoft as a Software Legend, Juval is one of the world's top .NET Framework experts and industry leaders.