WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2 Available on Codeplex
The WCF REST Starter Kit is a set of features, Visual Studio templates, samples and guidance that enable users to create REST style services using WCF. While the October release of the WCF REST Starter Kit focused on building server-side REST services, the Preview 2 release adds features to make client-side REST development easier. Among the new functionality included in Preview 2 is a new class that provides a staged pipeline model for requesting resources over the web. Using this new HTTP client class allows the developer to plug into the various stages of communication to handle custom authentication, caching, and fault handling outside of the client’s application logic.
The bits are available on CodePlex, and WCF Dev Center devoted to WCF REST capabilities http://www.msdn.com/wcf/rest was updated as well. It has links to the CodePlex project, overview documentation, a WCF REST White Paper, screencasts showing how to use the WCF REST Starter Kit, and links to resources on the Web for learning about REST.