WCF REST Starter Kit

In .NET3.5, among other things, has been announced support REST-style services in Windows Communication Foundation. It’s support has been improved in SP1. On it work over WCF in this direction has not stopped and in WCF 4.0 there were new additional possibilities, which can help to construct to us REST-style services simply.

For demostration of these possibilities which have appeared in WCF 4.0 it’s created WCF REST Starter Kit, which includes set of interesting things. That’s interesting, WCF REST Starter Kit is accessible on CodePlex :).

Details: http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/wcf/rest

Announced CTP of second version Sync Framework

Yesterday, Liam Cavanagh in his blog has announced Sync Framework v.2 CTP.

In new version of Sync Framework beside all, has been simplified proccess of creation of own providers for Sync Framework. In my opinion, it’s very important part of this technology, because it’s provide reduce complexity of sync providers development and allow to developers for create own providers.

Details: http://blogs.msdn.com/sync/archive/2008/10/28/annoucing-sync-framework-v2-ctp1.aspx

Download: details.aspx-FamilyId=109DB36E-CDD0-4514-9FB5-B77D9CEA37F6&displaylang=en

P.S. BTW, may be you already use Sync Framework in your real projects?

What RSS-reader you use?

Dear colleagues, almost each of you every day uses RSS protocol to receive most interested news and blog posts. It’s very interesting to me what RSS-reader/RSS-agregator you use and why.

If you will not complicate, share the information in comments to the given post.


System Views in SQL Server Compact Edition

All developers, who works with “big” SQL Server know about system views. For example, this views can be used to get list all tables or columns in database. For example, to view columns list in “big” SQL Server you may use following T-SQL script:

select * 
from sys.columns

Situation with SQL Server Compact can stump, because SSCE not supported views :). However, it’s not necessary to be upset.

Specially for such cases SSCE team has created seven built-in views, which are part INFORMATION_SCHEMA:

  • Columns
  • Indexes
  • Key_Column_Usage
  • Tables
  • Table_Constraints
  • Provider_Types
  • Referential_Constraints

Thus, the columns in SQL Compact Edition can view, for example, by using following T-SQL query:

select * 

Welcome to my blog :)

Sergey Zwezdin Hello.

My name is Sergey Zwezdin. I work in company NeoConcept (Russia, Chelyabinsk) at position CTO.

I am engaged in software working out on platform Microsoft. NET since 2004. Since July, 2008 I am Microsoft MVP, technical expertise – Visual C #.

The area of my interests includes WCF, WPF, LINQ, ADO.NET Data Services (astoria), ADO.NET Entity Framework, and many other interesting technologies.

Also, I own my blog on Russian at gotdotnet.ru. In this blog I’m plan to duplicate posts from Russian blog, which may be interested to you.

To communicate with me use following e-mail sergey.zwezdin@gmail.com or msn sergey.zwezdin@gmail.com