[Update: we received notice that not all of you were able to download the video. We fixed the issue already friday night, it should work for everybody. Enjoy! Thanks to Terje for the first headsup]
Yesterday we finally had the session about the making of MySpace APIs. As you'll be able to see from the recording, it was a *great* session: extremely interesting and very informative. It had only one issue: Paul Walker, the architect behind the MySpace API efforts and the key person we worked with on the WCF components of the project, couldn't make it to the conference. Paul has a deep, deep understanding of the REST principles and was the one who envisioned how WCF could have been used and extended for meeting MySpace architectural needs. If you'll ever have a chance to attend a session from him or read anything he writes on this topic, I strongly recommend it.
The session was opened by Aaron Sloman, who gave the business background. Back to the very first edition of Mix, MySpace demonstrated some Vista gadgets: the reaction it elicited from the audience was the request of opening the corresponding APIs. Well, just a couple of years later here we are, developer.myspace.com is up and running! Aaron then moved to give the list of requirements for the API of a juggernaut like MySpace, and hinted to the fact that the REST architectural principles and WCF were the solution they found fit for the task after much testing.
The main technical delivery came from Haider Sabri, who was involved in the implementation of the project for the very beginning. I won't go too much on the details, since there is the recording of the session publicly available; anyway, just for wetting your appetite:
In summary: it was a great session. Watch the video, enjoy the treasure trove of WCF extensions offered with the sample source code, and play with the MySpace APIs!
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