Tag: JSON

ASP.NET Web API: The New Mobile Web Services

ASP.NET Web API: The New Mobile Web Services

| June 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Those of you who know me or have attended one of my presentations know that I’m a total RESTafarian when it comes to the software architectural style I prefer for web services. I started using REST in the early 2000s to create a high-speed, human-readable, server API to trade financial instruments between brokerages and counterparties. […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Uploading Data back to Azure

| May 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

Looking back over the last 6 months of this series of articles, you’ve created wireless-efficient WCF REST + JSON Web Services in Azure to download data from SQL Azure tables to Windows Phone.  You’ve maintained in-memory collections of objects in your own local NoSQL object cache.  You’ve used LINQ to query those collections and bind […]

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Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

Confronting the Consumerization of IT with Microsoft MEAP

| January 27, 2011 | 4 Comments

CIOs are asking for help in confronting the tidal wave of mobile devices entering the enterprise.  IT departments have raised the white flag as attempts to block consumer-focused smartphones and tablets have failed.  The Consumerization of IT has been a growing trend fueled by cloud-delivered services and compelling mobile devices with wireless capabilities.  This trend […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Improving the In-Memory Database

| November 26, 2010 | 6 Comments

About a month ago, I wrote an article intended to help you fill some of the gaps left by the missing SQL Server Compact database.  Since your Windows Phone 7 Silverlight app is consuming an ObservableCollection of objects streaming down from Windows Azure and SQL Azure, it makes sense to organize those objects in a […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Network Awareness

| November 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

By now, you’ve heard me talk a lot about the role wireless data networks play when it comes to the success of your mobile application.  They are unreliable, intermittent, highly latent and often slower than they should be due to overtaxed cellular towers and congested backhaul networks.  Hopefully, you’ve built an app that tackles those […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Consuming an Azure WCF REST + JSON Service

| October 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

In my last two articles, I showed you how to build WCF REST services using Visual Studio 2010 that can reside on-premise in Windows Server 2008 or in the Cloud in Windows Azure.  Furthermore, I demonstrated pulling data from a table in SQL Server/SQL Azure.  I serialized .NET Objects using lightweight JSON to speed data […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Moving your WCF REST + JSON Service to Windows Azure

| October 15, 2010 | 5 Comments

Ever since my last blog post where I demonstrated how to create lightweight WCF REST + JSON services for consumption by Windows Phone 7, I’ve received many requests from folks wanting to know how to do the same thing from Windows Azure.  Using Visual Studio 2010, the Azure Development Fabric and SQL Server, I will […]

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Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Building a WCF REST + JSON Service

Windows Phone 7 Line of Business App Dev :: Building a WCF REST + JSON Service

| September 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Let’s start at the server and work our way to the phone.  Anyone who knows me is probably aware that I come from a wireless background so I’m always obsessed with things like coverage, bandwidth and latency when it comes to building mobile systems.  The only thing I assume in mobile development is frequent network […]

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