Start off your STLDODN 2011 experience on Friday morning with one our popular JumpStart sessions! In this session, Chris Deweese will show you how to leverage all of the newest tools for your connected, service-oriented applications using Windows Communication Foundation 4.0.
Speaker: Chris Deweese
The amount of data stored today is growing at a rapid rate. However, data is only valuable if it is accessible and can be consumed by people and systems. OData is an open protocol for sharing data that is positioned to solve this problem. OData uses the standard HTTP protocol using REST principles to make data accessible and has huge industry momentum with rapid adoption growth. In this session, we will explore what OData is all about and how to expose relational and non-relational data as OData using WCF Data Services. We will then walkthrough developing apps to consume the OData feeds from multiple clients including mobile devices. Finally, we will take a look at how you can benefit from using Azure to publish your data with OData services.
Speaker: Eric Boyd
This session provides an overview of WCF and how it compares to web services. Topics include configuration and operation/data contracts, as well as writing and using the service.
Speaker: Ralph Wheaton
Too often, I’ve heard development teams create their own custom tools to test and monitor their applications. First, we’ll cover several Microsoft tools that can help you test and monitor your WCF applications. Additionally, WCF 4.0 adds new routing and discovery features. This session will cover these in the context of service versioning, but the focus will be on the configuration of these features.
Speaker: Jeff Fattic
WCF can be a powerful framework for building distributed applications, which provide high performance and scalability by spreading their work across multiple systems. This session will describe and demonstrate a one such distributed application, built with WCF, that delegates processing of client requests to nodes. Along the way, we'll look at a simple api for clients, issues in sharing data between instances of a WCF service, and techniques for handling concurrency to squeeze the most out of available resources.
Speaker: Chris Smith