And, we’re back! It’s been two months since our last show, but the Connected Show is alive and well! Episode #38 is available now!
In an increasingly diverse world of mobile devices, the .NET developer is likely to end up supporting multiple mobile platforms. In this episode, guest Roger Heim joins Peter to talk about connecting .NET & WCF Services with Android clients.
Also, Dmitry unknowingly joins the show with his take on the PDC 2010 announcements. Peter covers the (in)sanity of Silverlight v. HTML5.
Silverlight Dead?! Uh… NOT!
Windows Azure At The PDC 2010
Connect With Roger
Most WCF Services use SOAP & WSDL. There is no native SOAP support in Android. However, 3rd party libraries are available. If you want to consume WCF SOAP-based services, in Android, consider the following library:
WCF Data Services makes it very easy to build data based services on the .NET platform. WCF Data Services uses the oData protocol on the wire. This can be consumed by Android too, via a 3rd party library.
All About oData & AtomPub
Consuming oData (produced by WCF Data Services) From Android
Of course, you can also build RESFful services with WCF that return JSON on your own. It seems that’s what others are recommending too.
What Others Are Saying About Consuming WCF From Android