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Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation on WCF 3.5 REST services last night at SOMD NUG. The link to download both the code and power point is here.  It also includes the SQL script for creating the database.


Tomorrow I will be giving a presentation at Southern Maryland .NET User Group on WCF 3.5 REST. This demo-heavy presentation will cover both building and consuming WCF 3.5 REST services. We will dive into many of the new APIs available in the WCF REST Starter Kit with a nod to new features on the horizon in WCF 4.0. Consuming REST services will be explored through a pure AJAX jQuery client as well as a Silverlight client. The session will also give a brief introduction to ADO.NET Data Services ......

ADO.NET Data Services provides a robust REST API over top of a data source. That data source could be 1) the Entity Framework (EF), 2) LINQ to SQL, or 3) your own custom data source that implements IQueryable and/or IUpdatable. However, it should be noted that in v1, EF is really the “first class” data source for ADO.NET Data Services because it supports both IQueryable and IUpdatable out of the box. In this post I’ll discuss the scenario where you have inheritance in your entity object model and ......