WDCIL Call for Speakers

October 31, 2011

If you are not familiar with our user group, the Israeli WDC user group is a meeting place for web developers, designers, and architects, where we discuss new and existing web technologies, best practices in web development, and any other interesting stuff that relates to the web world. The user group is managed by Gal Kogman and yours truly, with the support of Microsoft Israel. This is just a short list of things we talked about in previous meetings: ASP.NET MVC Win8, HTML5, and JS libraries jQuery mobile...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? Changed default for ASP.NET compatibility mode

This is the eighth post in the WCF 4.5 series. This post continues the previous posts on web-hosting features. This post is about the ASP.NET compatibility mode default change of WCF 4.5. Previous posts: 1. What’s new in WCF 4.5? let’s start with WCF configuration 2. What’s new in WCF 4.5? a single WSDL file 3. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration tooltips and intellisense in config files 4. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration validations 5. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Multiple authentication support on a single endpoint in IIS 6. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Automatic HTTPS endpoint for IIS 7. What’s new in WCF...

My MVC/jQuery/Razor/NuGet/IIS Express session at VS Live 2011 Redmond

October 20, 2011

Today I had my WebDev session about the new technologies related to web development: ASP.NET MVC 3 Razor view engine jQuery NuGet IIS Express 7.5 I enjoyed the session very much, and by the amount of tweets it looks like I wasn’t the only one. I hope no one got hurt from my flying balls You can download the session’s slides and the two demos I showed from here: http://bit.ly/vslive-2011-redmond I’m off to San-Francisco tomorrow for the...

My WCF Session at VS Live 2011 Redmond

October 19, 2011

Yesterday I had my WCF 4 session in VS Live, where I showed some of the new features of WCF 4, including: Configuration simplification IIS hosting features WebHttp improvements Routing services Discovery services I also talked a bit about some other new WCF 4 features such as the DataContractResolver type, the new ReceiveContext API for MSMQ bindings, Monitoring WCF with ETW and PerfMon, the new binary stream encoder, and the new throttling defaults. Those of you who stayed till the end also heard about some of the new features that will be in WCF 4.5. So if you’ve missed the session, had to step outside for an...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? BasicHttpsBinding

October 10, 2011

This is the seventh post in the WCF 4.5 series. In previous posts we’ve examined two new security features of WCF 4.5 and IIS – multiple client credentials support, and default HTTPS endpoint support, both new features are IIS-specific (or to be more exact, web hosting specific). In this post we will look into a new security configuration option in WCF 4.5 – the BasicHttpsBinding. Previous posts: 1. What’s new in WCF 4.5? let’s start with WCF configuration 2. What’s new in WCF 4.5? a single WSDL file 3. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration tooltips and intellisense in config files 4. What’s new...

What’s new in WCF 4.5? Automatic HTTPS endpoint for IIS

October 5, 2011

This is the sixth post in the WCF 4.5 series. In the previous post we’ve discussed new authentication features for services hosted in IIS, and this post is continuing the new IIS hosting features list - automatic HTTPS endpoints in IIS. Previous posts: 1. What’s new in WCF 4.5? let’s start with WCF configuration 2. What’s new in WCF 4.5? a single WSDL file 3. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration tooltips and intellisense in config files 4. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration validations 5. What’s new in WCF 4.5? Multiple authentication support on a single endpoint in IIS So what is the automatic HTTPS...
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The month of October bears good news

October 2, 2011

October began yesterday with an email from Microsoft congratulating me for receiving Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. I’m a connected system developer MVP, which kind of describes my work – working with distributed systems, connecting clients and servers, building WCF services, ASP.NET applications, working with IIS servers, etc… This is the first time I receive the MVP award, so I’m quite excited. Special thanks to the people who helped with my nomination – Guy Burstein and Meir Pinto from Microsoft Israel, to my managers at Sela Group – David Bassa and Ishai Ram, and of course to...