Dear blog, it’s been a while since my last post

Monday, January 16, 2012

If you’ve been wondering where I disappeared to in the last couple of weeks, and if you are still waiting anxiously for my next post about WCF 4.5, fear not, I’m here, I’m alive, and I’m still kicking. It’s been quite a rough month, as I have been occupied knee deep in home renovations. If you’ve ever dealt with contractors, technicians, and handyman, you know the type of frustration I’m talking about. Between re-tiling my floors, replacing my kitchen cabinets, and re-painting my entire home, I also managed to find the time to deliver some courses on...

What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration validations

Sunday, September 25, 2011

This is the fourth post in the WCF 4.5 series, and a direct addition to the previous post, since I neglected to mention something important about editing configuration files in WCF 4.5 and Visual Studio 11 – validations during editing and compilation. 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 In my last post I mentioned the problems we face when manually configuring services in the configuration file (app.config / web.config), mainly when dealing with service...

What’s new in WCF 4.5? Configuration tooltips and intellisense in config files

Monday, September 19, 2011

This is the third post in the WCF 4.5 series, and we’re still in the subject of configuration, but this time is about intellisense and tooltips in configuration files. 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 One of the things that is truly annoying in WCF is the part of configuring the service using configuration files - you have to remember a lot of things by heart and type them without intellisense: Service/contract names (see my post about it) Names of behavior/binding configuration sections Binding names (is it netNamedPipeBinding? or...