I just finished my Apache Stonehenge interoperability demo at the NYC .NET Developer’s User Group meeting. Thanks to all that attended, we had a great time and some really good questions. Hopefully I’ve sparked some interested in the community about interoperability and the ability to connect multiple languages and platforms together using web services and WCF.
As promised the slides from this evening’s presentation are available for download on my website. If your downloading the slides please join the mailing list and let us know what you think.
Also here are some of the key links from my presentation
The WCF Team at Microsoft just posted their LitWare Training sample application (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/litwaremashup) on the MSDN Code Gallery website. The Litware Training application is a sample application using WCF and the WCF REST Starter Kit to build a “Mashup” web site. LitWare Training is a fictitious training company that maintains registration for technical training courses. The main selling point for this fictitious company is that it provides a rich, integrated user experience by incorporating multiple services that exist on the internet.
This sample application includes more products and services mashed together than any other application that I’ve seen. Among the many services and products featured in this application are:
- Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
- WCF REST Starter Kit Preview 2
- SQL Server 2008
- Entity Framework
- jQuery with AJAX
- Virtual Earth
- Live Search
- ATOM/RSS Feeds Viewer
At twentysix New York I worked very closely with Kent Brown from Microsoft on this reference application. Please download the code, take a look, and leave me feedback on this blog if you have any questions. Additionally, I will be producing a series of screencasts reviewing and demonstrating this application. Please stay tuned to my blog for updates and links when those screencasts get posted.