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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.


SOA Education

March 2nd, 2011 Comments off

I’m reading Thomas Erl‘s SOA Principles of Service Design now. I’ve had some months now to gain a corporate context for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) but this is my formal engagement of Erl-espoused principles.

Sometimes we engage material without context; sometimes we engage it from a self-defense perspective.  I’m learning it because I want to be much better at some of my new responsibilities.  The learning process is exciting as is the opportunities I have for using this knowledge.  I like both the technical aspects of my job and the interpersonal opportunities I have.  The SOA domain isn’t new but it is germane to my job and an opportunity to grow in knowledge of principles and practical application in a challenging professional environment and that’s a great context for testing my understanding and application.

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