WCF Web APIs Roundup – Volume 1



A little over a month ago we launched our new WCF Web Apis on Codeplex. Since then a bunch of folks in the community (and some internal folks) have been posting about their own explorations / thoughts of the new bits. it’s great to see the work that they are doing! I am going to start aggregating these and periodically (I am not committing to a cadence Winking smile but am aiming for monthly) post pointers to whatever I find. Appreciate any suggestions to the format.


Other cool things to note

  • WCF Http Contrib –  A new codeplex site for contributions to WCF Web Apis.
  • WCF Web Apis are on nuget! – If you want to quickly get going with using the new APIs in your projects, nuget is the answer! We’ve posted two nuget packages. Note: Run both packages from the nuget command shell as they execute powershell scripts for registering gaced WCF assemblies. 
    • WcfWebApis – This package contains binaries for WcfWebApis. Installing it will add appropriate project references for WCF and the new apis and will update the web.config.
    • WcfResource – This package depends on WcfWebApis and contains the convention based resource model prototype I blogged about recently. The model supports conventions, code-based configuration and provides hooks for using an IoC containers.
Glenn Block

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