Hi, my name is Ido Flatow, and in this session we will talk about…

March 23, 2012

In the next couple of months, I’m going to say that phrase many times. My speaking engagements last year at VSLive in Redmond and Orlando, and in the North-American MCT Summit in San-Francisco marked my first steps into the world of becoming an international speaker. Until that time, most of my speaker experience came from speaking back home in Israel in courses and conferences, and here and there teaching a course abroad in Sela’s branches in the world. Speaking in a conference is somewhat similar to a course, only 10x times the size of the audience, and more pressure...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? WebSocket support (Part 2 of 2)

March 6, 2012

It’s time for post No. 12 in the WCF 4.5 series. Part 1 of 2 was about WebSocket support with SOAP-based messages. Part 2 is about WebSocket support with plain text messages that enables the interaction between web browsers and WCF. 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...
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WCF or ASP.NET Web APIs? My two cents on the subject

March 5, 2012

A couple of weeks ago (around Feb. 16) the WCF WebAPIs - a framework for building RESTful/Hypermedia/HTTP services, which was in development over the past 1.5 years as a side-project on CodePlex, has been formally integrated into ASP.NET and its name changed to the ASP.NET Web API. These past two weeks, there has been a lot of questions among WCF developers: What does it mean that the Web APIs are no longer a part of WCF – is WCF dead? Has SOAP gone bankrupted? is HTTP the new way to go for interoperability? To get a...
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What’s new in WCF 4.5? WebSocket support (Part 1 of 2)

March 1, 2012

This is the 11th post in the WCF 4.5 series. The previous post was about the new UDP transport support, and this new post is also about new transports – the WebSocket transport. This post is part 1 of 2. This post will be about the WebSocket support between .NET apps using WCF (SOAP-based), and the next post will be about using WebSockets between browsers and WCF (non-SOAP). 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...
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