Category: WCF

  • Silverlight Asynchronous WCF Calls Without Ruining Your Architecture

    A while back I wrote a blog post about how Silverlight 4’s asynchronous network calls make a layered client-side architecture difficult.  In that post I talk about wanting to have a loosely coupled, testable, n-tier architecture on my Silverlight client application.  Basically, I wanted to have a client-side architecture that was nicely layered like Figure […]

  • Silverlight 4 Synchronous WCF Service Calls (or “How to avoid writing a 1-tier Silverlight App”)

    Update 12/24/2010 – Check out my follow up to this post.  Silverlight is great.  Silverlight 4 is extra great.  If you know a little bit about WPF and a handful about the ViewModel Pattern, you’re in great shape.  If you’re like me, you tend to mock up your user interfaces and user interface functionality using […]

  • ITNAmerica / Microsoft Software + Services Case Study (plus Team Foundation Server)

    One of my clients just got featured in a Microsoft case study about Software + Services.  ITNAmerica is based in Portland, Maine and provides flexible transportation options for seniors who are no longer able to drive. The Microsoft case study features the scalability and flexibility features of ITN’s SOA-based architecture and their success with Microsoft’s […]

  • Beantown .NET meeting on 6/4/2009: John Payne, "The Web Service Factory & WCF"

    Beantown .NET is meeting this Thursday, 6/4/2009.  For this month’s meeting we have John Payne from Cheapflights, Inc coming to talk about using the Web Service Factory pattern in your WCF applications.  As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers. It is not required to RSVP for our meetings […]

  • My VSLive San Francisco 2009 Slides

    I spoke at VSLive San Francisco 2009 last week. Here are the talks that I did and links to download my slides: Eliminate Team Build Headaches with Unit Tests, WiX, and Virtualization You’ve got your application written. The unit tests pass on your machine. It’s time to check in. Now what? What you really want […]

  • A nice start to 2009.

    Yesterday morning was January 1st, 2009.  As I was rolling out of bed to make coffee, I stuffed my headphones in my ears and turned on the radio on my (completely functional) Zune.  I caught the tail end of a new story on NPR and then they started a new segment about helping the elderly […]

  • Call to IIS-Hosted WCF Service Hangs IIS (well, not exactly)

    I ran into this problem a couple of days ago.  I’m working on an n-tier application that uses WCF services hosted in IIS under Vista & Windows 2008.  We’ve got unit tests to test each tier and they were mostly passing. We unit test our service code both directly by reference (unhosted) and then unit […]