AtomPub support in the ADO.NET Data Services Framework

  We have been looking for the last few months at adding first-class support for AtomPub to Project Astoria (we briefly touched on it before here). We are at a point where we have some parts of the AtomPub story and their initial implementation running (and we'll share fresh experimental bits soon), some parts on the design board and ...

Why ADO.NET Data Services Framework (aka Astoria)?

I've responded to a few posts on our online forums asking what the motivations were for building Astoria.  After one of our recent posts to the forums a comment was left that the replies would be a good blog post.  So, what follows is a few of my responses to those forums questions appended together and touched up a bit so they can ...
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RESTing on the slopes

This past week we attended to some very high priority issues (shown below).  We got a few good shots of our team ....    This isn't quite the whole Astoria team (the next set of picks we'll have to get one of the entire team), but the folks in the picture are: Back row (left to right): Andy Conrad, Carl Perry, Marcelo Ruiz, ...
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Deep Dive on the $filter query string option

Marcelo from our team has posted a nice write up detailing how the $filter query string operator works in ADO.NET Data Services and highlights a number of the functions it supports - check out his post here: $filter Query Option in ADO.NET Data Services   -Mike Program Manager, ADO.NET Data Services...
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ADO.NET Data Services Silverlight Add-On

A number of people have asked for an updated ADO.NET Data Services client library to run inside the Microsoft Silverlight 1.1 Alpha September Refresh, and today we are releasing just that. The Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview CTP shipped in December of 2007 and included a client library to facilitate access to ADO.NET Data Services ...
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Design Notes: URI Containment in Astoria

Problem statement Today in Astoria if you have two entity types that are functionally in a containment relationship, you still see a top-level entity set for the instances of the contained type, and further the URLs for instances of the contained types that go through the parent type contain redundant information. For example, assuming a ...

LINQ to ADO.NET Data Services

While we worked hard to make it such that any HTTP client can easily consume an ADO.NET Data Service, we are also working on client libraries for the .NET Framework, Silverlight and ASP.NET AJAX to up the level of abstraction clients written on those platforms.  The .NET Framework an ASP.NET AJAX libraries shipped with the Dec 2007 CTP of...
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ADO.NET Data Services Dec2007 CTP – Validation and Access Control

Note: This post refers to the CTP available here. When building frameworks to expose and consume data on the web, access policy and data validation are always one of the first topics discussed during the design process, at conferences, etc.  Given this, we thought the topic would be a good one to kick off a series of blog posts about ...

Viewing Data Services Responses Using Atom Serialization in Internet Explorer

The default serialization format for ADO.NET Data Services is now Atom instead of alternative XML-based formats we experimented with in previous releases.  In short, we chose this format because when combined with the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) specification, this industry standard format can be used for general purpose data exchange...
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