Glenn Block presents how developers can build RESTful solutions using Microsoft’s technologies, especially with WCF and .NET.
In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2008, Christian Weyer, co-founder of thinktecture, explains how to create distributed systems using SOAP or REST on top of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) or Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF).
Biztalk Services introduces the concept of an Internet Service Bus. Simon Thurman demonstrates a set of foundational capabilities that can be considered as part of a ubiquitous fabric for distributed applications to rely on and which helps to enable a completely new breed of applications that were no possible until today.
WCF is not just for SOAP based services and can be used with popular protocols like RSS, REST and JSON. Rob Windsor covers URI templates, the importance of HTTP GET in the programmable web, how to expose service operations via HTTP GET, how to control the format of data exposed by service operations, and finally how to use the WebOperationContext to access the specifics of HTTP.
In one of the most entertaining presentations on the topic ever, Dr. Jim Webber debunks myths about the mainstream ESB concept and explains how a lightweight approach can yield real benefits without giving in to vendor pressure. Jim claims that an ESB often ends up being just a thin veneer on an existing mess, and how an approach that doesn't put intelligence into the network is superior.
Communication is everywhere. The Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) can be used to design and develop service-oriented distributed solutions. This presentation shows the basics of WCF and how to solve common problems in distributed systems. Christian Weyer provides a practical approach to realizing distributed solutions with WCF - beyond the hype and 'Hello World'.
In this decidedly non-marketing presentation, Microsoft Architect Beat Schwegler shows how service-orientation affects system architecture. He introduces the notion of a service model as a mediator between the business and technology models, and explains how a migration towards such an architecture could occur through a step-by-step architectural refactoring.
We learn how Java and .NET can interoperate with one another. We'll talk about how to leverage the strengths of each, such as using Microsoft Office to act as a rich client to a Java middle-tier service, or building a Windows Presentation Foundation GUI on top of Java POJOs, or even how to execute Java Enterprise/J2EE functionality from within a Windows Workflow host.