Jaime Rodriguez On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7
This was one of several projects that did not surface much at MIX due to the silverlight hype.. I have gotten a few questions around it this week... so I thought I would at least share useful pointers: My interpretation: Astoria is a set of Data Services that exposes data via URIs over HTTP. Astoria serializes the data to JSON (or to XML) and it leverages the Entity framework for quick creation of the object model ..
My initial random thoughts : Pros:
My early cons [some of it are going away as I think more about them] :
My first conclusion, I am keeping an eye on it it and will definitely consider it for rapid silverlight prototypes .. I think it could save me time . :) I would also like to know a lot more about the WCF aspect of this .. Could we bolt-on WCF higher level features on top of this?... My guess is yes but it is just a guess..