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VS Live 2012 Day 1

December 10th, 2012 Comments off

I made it through Day 1 of VS Live 2012.  Well, technically this was the pre-conference workshop day.  I took in Miguel Castro‘s Using WCF and ASP.NET Web API class from 8:00 – (~) 5:20.

Miguel‘s presentation was full.  This is the same material he normally teaches in a 5-day class.

 

Miguel Castro presenting WCF

Miguel Castro presenting WCF

The class started with the basics of WCF, contracts and entities but rapidly and smoothly moved through SOA, hosting, clients and service calls (per-call, per-session and singleton).  He really dug in after lunch and covered callbacks, WCF faults handling, REST vs. SOAP based services and security in WCF.

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Mobilephile

December 3rd, 2012 Comments off

I’m trying out the blogging client for Android on my new Samsung Note 2.  I upgraded to the Samsung S3 about two months ago and enjoyed it but I decided to give this beast a try and pass the great S3 to my wife. 

I find that I like this device; between it and my Tab 10.1 (yes, I do seem to like Samsung lately) I’m leaning more and more away from keyboards to touch interfaces. 

If it wasn’t for my career in technology and gaming from my PC I think I could make a switch to mobile platforms like this.  Both the S3 & the Note 2 have quad core CPUs with 2gb of RAM. 

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