More than a half of Tech-Ed convention is over, and I would like to share with you some of my favorite lectures.
The first lecture was about “SOAP/WS-* and REST: Complementary Communication Styles” by David Chappell. At the beginning of the lecture, David told us that in the past he really didn’t understand the necessity of REST in the new SOAP/WS-* world, furthermore, he didn’t understand how REST creates an entire community around it. After a while, he started to understand the glory around the REST concept. In this lecture David share his thoughts and his conclusions about the different between these two approaches. In addition, he shows us when we should prefer REST against SOAP/WS-*. It was very interesting lecture with a great lecturer.
Photo: Shani Raba
The second lecture was about “Consuming and Creating RESTful Web Services with .NET” by Ron Jacobs. It was a continue lecture for David lecture. Ron wasn’t a WCF/SOAP/WS-*/REST man in his origin, but he really got deep into it. If David lecture was about the theory, Ron’s lecture was about the how to implement it. Ron showed us how to make it work. During the presentation he showed how to take a new service which configured as regular SOAP WCF service, and to translate it to WCF service that support REST style. He told us about real problems which he dealt with in his first try to create a WCF with REST approach. Ron suggested some good ideas to solve them and also mentioned that a lot of it is not documented.
My picture with Ron Jacobs (From the right) Photo: Shani Raba
In the next post I’ll talk about some more good lectures that I really enjoyed them.