Microsoft gig

I’ve spent some time over the past couple of months helping Microsoft with RESTful issues for two (soon to be three, I hope) different groups there. One of those is the WCF team, and Omri has just reported on some of it. I’m not sure how much of my input (if any) made it into that release, or if it’s all set for the next release, but there you have it; WCF does REST.

It was quite enjoyable to sit around the table (conference room and sushi table alike!) with Don and Steve in the context of trying to answer the question “How can Microsoft best support RESTful service developers?”, and not have to dwell much on the SOA/WS-vs-REST thing. Lots of love all round. 8-)

I’ll point to the other projects as soon as I know they’ve gone public.

Update; if it wasn’t clear, this was a consulting arrangement through my company, Coactus.

Update 2; the second project has been announced. Here’s more; doesn’t that XML just scream “Yaron”? 8-)

0 thoughts on “Microsoft gig

  1. Dilip

    Did we rewind back in time and go to April? This can’t be possibly happening, can it? :-)

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  3. Dilip

    Mark
    Your modified post with the updates are not showing up as new entries in Google Reader. Any way to fix it?

  4. Mark Baker

    Thanks for the note, Dilip. Are you subscribed to my Atom feed? I checked, it properly uses atom:updated. RSS has no equivalent AFAIK so it’s up to the consumer to decide what constitutes a change or not. I don’t know how Google Reader works though.

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