Jon Flanders on Rest at OC Connected Systems
Building RESTful Services Using Windows Communication Foundation 3.5
One of the key new features of Windows Communication Foundation 3.5 (WCF 3.5) is the Web Programming Model. The Web Programming Model enables developers to build Services using a RESTful architecture. The number of services implemented using this new architectural approach out in the wild is growing by leaps and bounds. In this session we cover the basics of REST versus SOAP/WS-*, and how to build Services using WCF 3.5 that are RESTful in nature. We also talk about adding Web feeds (RSS and/or ATOM) to our Services, which can enable easy access to enterprise data.
Jon Flanders, Pluralsight
Although Jon Flanders spent the first few years of his professional life as an attorney, he quickly found chasing bits more interesting than chasing ambulances. He first worked at the University of Minnesota, building a financial reporting Web site using ASP and SQL Server, specializing in automatic integration between multiple data stores. Since joining the training industry in 1999, Jon has devoted his time to working on various projects while migrating from the world of ASP and COM to the world of .NET, ASP.NET, and Web Services. Jon is most at home spelunking, trying to figure out exactly how things work. Deducing the details and disseminating that information to other developers is his passion. Jon wrote "Essential ASP" for Addison-Wesley, and co-authored "Mastering Visual Studio.NET" for O'Reilly. His most recent technology interest is BizTalk 2006. He has been working with BizTalk since before its public release, authoring BizTalk courseware, articles, and utilities, as well as providing BizTalk consulting services. Jon has also been involved with Windows Workflow Foundation since its beta release, and currently has been working with Microsoft delivering jumpstart training for BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and BizTalk RFID.