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-)

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

  2. […] glad to see that Mark Baker helped out on the REST implementation in WCF Orcas. I think its a pretty good implementation and fits right into the existing service […]

  3. Your input was very valuable Mark – thanks for your help :)

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

  5. 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.

  6. You are getting the royal treatment these days. Clemens Vasters accepts you as an “industry luminary” (http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/clemensv/~3/115523842/PermaLink,guid,68149f2c-1ebb-414c-871d-462ce9a2461c.aspx)

    Also.. I can’t tell for sure whether I am subscribed to your RSS or ATOM feed — in any case, where _is_ the link to your feed anyway? I can’t seem to locate it anywhere! I am not worried about the comments feed — only for your posts.

  7. Both feeds are auto-disco-linked from my home and blog pages, so just scan the HTML head section for the links.

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